Putnam Scanner for April 13, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

County Jail

Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:02 p.m. Donald Leroy Dixie, 37, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for parole violation.

• At 11:15 a.m. Trisha Ann Woods, 28, Spencer, was booked in for unlawful possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 3:12 a.m. John Arthur Angi, 36, Reelsville, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 12:11 a.m. Devin Andrew Myers, 24, Greencastle, was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license with a prior conviction, refusal to submit to chemical test, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and driving while intoxicated.


• At 9:47 p.m. Christopher Scott Collier, 28, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 5:41 p.m. Desiree Dawn Bradley, 19, Gosport, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 3:17 p.m. Jeremy Wayne Raider, 35, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

City Police

Three recent accidents were investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 5 p.m. Monday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on South Jackson Street, just south of Washington Street.

Glee Kerr, 55, Cloverdale, was northbound, stopped at the stoplight in a 2012 GMC Canyon, when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2004 Pontiac Gran Am, driven by Kraig Sargent,22, Greencastle, Sgt. Ed Wilson reported.

Sargent told police that as he approached the stopped Kerr vehicle his brakes failed. He swerved his car to the left but was unable to avoid a collision, catching the rear corner of the Kerr vehicle.

Total damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 9:38 p.m. April 5, a one-vehicle accident was reported on East Washington Street, west of Wood Street.

Kyle Miller, 32, Reelsville, was westbound, driving a 2006 Ford Focus at a reported high rate of speed when his car left the roadway at 727 E. Washington St, going up into the yard, striking trees and causing an estimated $2,500-$5,000 damage.

Sgt. Eric Vaughan noted that the vehicle left skid marks down Washington Street from Wood Street, 500 feet to the west.

Miller “appeared intoxicated,” the police report noted, and was transported to Putnam County Hospital via Operation Life ambulance.

Officer Alec Pettit assisted at the scene.

• At 7:54 p.m. April 5, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on East Franklin Street near North Jackson Street.

Rosemarie Shaw, 62, Greencastle, was facing westbound in a 2009 Jeep when her vehicle was struck from behind by a 2011 Toyota driven by Mark Coghill, 21, Greencastle, Sgt. Vaughan reported.

Coghill said he came up behind the Jeep and thought it was going to proceed into traffic and pulled his Toyota forward, striking it in the rear.

Total damage was listed at less than $1,000.

Two recent traffic citations were issued by Greencastle officers.

• At 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, Brett Scheuermann, 28, Brazil was ticketed by Officer Nick Eastham.

Stopped at North Jackson and Liberty streets, Scheuermann was cited for operating with an expired license plate.

• At 11:21 a.m. Tuesday, Emily O’Neal, 18, Roachdale, was ticketed for speeding by Officer Josh Smith.

O’Neal was stopped on Shadowlawn Avenue for 46 mph in a 20-mph zone.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent property-damage accident.

• At 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Caitlyn S. Osborn, 18, Bainbridge, was westbound on U.S. 36, attempting to turn south onto County Road 25 West in a 1995 Chevrolet K1500. Robert K. Mitchell, 67, Newport, was eastbound approaching the intersection in a 2008 Dodge van.

Osborn told Lt. Donnie Pettit she failed to see Mitchell’s vehicle and turned left in front of it.

Mitchell said he braked and veered right to avoid a collision, but could not. Osborn’s vehicle hit the left front fender area of Mitchell’s van.

Both vehicles were towed. Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

Pettit was assisted at the scene by Bainbridge Town Marshal Ronnie Campbell and Sheriff Scott Stockton.

Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff’s departments.

Individuals listed in the blotter have been arrested on probable cause and have not been formally charged. Charging information may change after an initial arrest.

Questions about listed charging information should be directed to the arresting agency.