Putnam Scanner for July 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

County Jail

Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail on Monday

• At 10:05 p.m. Samantha Sue Metz, 21, Brazil, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.

• At 5:56 p.m. Michael Patrick Fisher, 62, Poland, taken into custody on a court order.

• At 5:33 p.m. Christopher Edward Pingleton, 29, Greencastle, was booked in for possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction and driving with a suspended license.

• At 1:32 p.m. Shawn Lee Glover, 46, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 9:53 a.m. Macy Alan Fordice, 32, Russellville, was booked in for failure to pay child support.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 4:42 p.m. on Monday, Jennifer L. Noll, 54, Greencastle, was northbound on U.S. 231, attempting to turn west at Brick Chapel onto 350 North in a 2017 Honda Civic. William A. Ballard, 47, Greencastle, was southbound, approaching the intersection in a 1998 Ford Mustang.

Noll told Deputy Robert Soilleux that she did not see the other car at first and began her turn. She said the Mustang appeared to be going very fast. Soilleux noted that Noll was very apologetic and asked about the welfare of the other driver.

Ballard said the other vehicle turned in front of him and he tried to stop but could not. He told Soilleux it was the other driver’s fault.

Noll was taken by Operation Life ambulance to Hendricks Regional Hospital for treatment. Ballard was treated at the scene before signing a statement of release.

One witness stopped and gave a written statement, saying she observed the accident and that the yellow Mustang was “way over the speed limit.”

Soilleux noted that marks left at the scene support the statements of the Noll and the witness. Two skid marks about 60 feet long led up to the crash location. Then after the crash, the Mustang traveled about 400 more feet before coming to a stop.

The impact spun Noll’s Honda around 180 degrees so that it came to rest facing eastbound.

Both drivers received warnings, Noll for failure to yield right of way and Ballard for speed too fast to avoid a crash.

Ballard’s vehicle 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.

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