Putnam Scanner for July 3, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

County Jail

Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


At 12:25 a.m. Stephen Dwayne Hubbard, 29, Spencer, was housed at the jail for refusal to identify self, resisting law enforcement, driving with a suspended license and on two Monroe County warrants.


At 9:46 p.m. Allen Lane Kennedy, 55, Cloverdale, was booked in on a warrant.

At 8:42 p.m. Gregory Ryan McHugh, 41, Coatesville, was lodged at the jail for disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

At 4:52 a.m. Joseph Martin Starnes, 52, Martinsville, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.


At 2:11 p.m. Jordan Ray Skinner, 20, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for domestic battery.

At 11:50 a.m. James Lossan Jones, 26, Greencastle, was booked in for driving as a habitual traffic violator.

At 7:53 a.m. Corey Len Duff Jr., 21, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for probation violation.


At 8:11 p.m. Arthur Lee Wells, 49, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of a property-damage accident, possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

At 2:35 p.m. Keri Leticia Price, 34, Indianapolis, was booked in for possession of stolen property.

At 10:19 a.m. Vance Anthony Davis, 32, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

At 8:47 p.m. Friday, William Jordan Clements, 22, Fillmore, was arrested on three charges at the Walmart store off Indianapolis Road.

Officer Zach Rhine took Clements into custody and lodged him in the Putnam County Jail on charges of attempted theft, trespassing and criminal mischief.

Clements reportedly attempted to steal $310.31 worth of merchandise, which included a flare gun, fishing equipment, two flashlights and a Net Gear router.

Police reports indicated Clements removed the security tags from the items and dropped them in a trash can, reportedly intent on returning to retrieve them later.

The suspect, however, did not make it out of the store with the items.

At 12:30 p.m. Friday, John Bradley Inman Jr., 22, Indianapolis, was arrested at Castlebury Apartments on three charges.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Inman was taken into custody by Officer Kyle Lee, from whom he initially fled briefly.

Inman is facing charges of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe and resisting law enforcement.

One summons was issued recently by city officers.

At 2:09 p.m. Friday, Chelcee Bentley, 25, Greencastle, was issued a summons by Capt. Chris Jones.

Stopped in the 1700 block of Indianapolis Road, Bentley was cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to six recent dispatches:

At 9:04 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 508 S. Indiana St. on a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 9:08 p.m. and repaired a faulty detector head.

They left the scene at 9:12 p.m.

At 10:15 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 3947 S. U.S. 231 for an unauthorized burn. Firefighters arrived at 10:25 p.m. and found a controlled burn in a back yard.

They left the scene at 10:29 p.m.

6:25 a.m. on Sunday, GFD firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle accident with minor injuries at U.S. 231 and 300 South. They arrived at 6:32 a.m. and were tasked with cleaning up debris.

They cleared the scene at 6:51 a.m.

At 10:53 a.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to 312 Red Bud Lane for downed power lines. Firefighters arrived at 11 a.m. and found that a tree limb had fallen and started a fire. They cut the line and put out the fire.

They cleared the scene at 12:20 p.m.

At 2:37 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Putnam County Hospital for a fire alarm. The unit arrived at 2:44 p.m. and found no fire. The alarm was then reset.

Firefighters cleared the scene at 2:52 p.m.

At 4:57 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to Houck Road for downed power lines blocking a road. Firefighters arrived at 5:08 p.m. and discovered that a tree had come down.

They cleared the scene at 6:22 p.m.

Additionally, GFD responded to five medical assists during the period.