Putnam Scanner for June 13, 2018

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

County Jail

One person was booked in the Putnam County Jail on Monday.

• At 1:20 p.m. Chance Edward Hammond, 29, Spencer, was booked in on a local warrant.

City Police

Two Putnam County men were arrested following a traffic stop Monday afternoon, Greencastle City Police reported.

• At 2:58 p.m.. Officer Kyle Lee, observing possible suspicious activity by the occupants of a vehicle, ran the license plates which came back as a false or fictitious registration.

By then, the vehicle had pulled into the Casey’s lot off U.S. 231 South, where Lee subsequently arrested Dax Kelly Comer, 26, Coatesville, and William Miles Wehrman, 26, Greencastle, for possession of methamphetamine. They were both lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

Comer was also charged with possession of marijuana, while Wehrman was additionally charged with possession of paraphernalia.

Comer was also issued a summons into court for having false or fictitious plates.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 6:35 a.m. on Saturday, Deputy Josh Boller was notified of a crashed car off the road near 3204 S. U.S. 231.

Boller arrived on the scene to find a 2018 Honda Accord registered to Tyler P. Cress, 22, Greencastle, in a wooded area with heavy front-end damage. The driver was not on scene.

At around 8 a.m., Cress’s father notified the sheriff’s department to report his son had been in a crash seven to eight hours earlier.

The father reported that his son had fallen asleep at the wheel after leaving the First Friday event in downtown Greencastle. At that time, he was taking Cress for treatment of his injuries.

As the vehicle was southbound, it left the west side of the road, hitting a mailbox then ramping the first driveway before continuing across another yard.

It then ramped a second driveway, after which it struck a gas line, causing a leak.

Cress then continued to a third driveway, his car going airborne through some landscaping.

As the car continued through the third yard, it hit a Duke Energy pole, breaking it in two different locations and damaging the power line that connects to 3204 S. U.S. 231.

The car came to rest in the wooded area.

Cress apparently called a friend to pick him up from the scene at approximately 1 a.m. His injuries were unknown because he was not on the scene.

The car was towed. Damage was estimated at $25,000-$50,000.

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.