Putnam Scanner for April 13, 2019

Friday, April 12, 2019

County Jail

Seven people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 5:08 p.m. William Hayden Leonard, 23, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 12:58 p.m. Steven Dewayne Stewart, 32, Bloomington, was taken into custody for resisting law enforcement and invasion of privacy.

• At 11:04 a.m. Brian Allen Gibson, 41, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 9:39 a.m. Angela Dawn Hargis, 50, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 3:05 a.m. Richard John Hudson, 44, Roachdale, was taken into custody on a local warrant.


• At 11:21 p.m. Matthew Lawrence Kuchler, 48, Fillmore, was housed at the jail for driving with a suspended license.

• At 10:32 a.m. Carey Kenneth Carr, 52, Indianapolis, was booked in on a warrant for burglary and theft.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 9:39 a.m. Thursday, Stevie Danialle Woodall, 31, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt.

Stopped on North Arlington Street, Woodall was lodged in the Putnam County Jail for theft and possession of a controlled substance.

She was also cited for driving with a suspended license with a prior offense and was ticketed for operating a motor vehicle with a false or fictitious plate.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage accidents.

• At 8:54 p.m. on Wednesday, Katherine M. Walters, 44, Litzon, was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2019 Nissan Altima when she hit a deer.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Riley Houghton estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, William J. Morrow, 54, Wadesville, was southbound on U.S. 231, just south of County Road 1200 North, in a 2012 Freightliner tractor-trailer registered to Oakley Trucking of Catoosa, Okla.

Morrow told Lt. Donnie Pettit a vehicle in front of him was stopped to turn into a driveway and in order to avoid a collision, he veered right, entering the soft shoulder and hitting a utility pole, snapping it in two.

Pettit estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to four recent dispatches:

• At 11:46 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a gas leak at 108 E. Olive St. Units arrived at 11:51 and determined that construction workers had broken a natural gas line. The property and surrounding buildings were evacuated and GFD set up a command center to monitor the air quality. Vectren was called to the scene and then secured the leak. GFD continued to monitor the area until it was deemed safe, and returned to station at 1:34 p.m.

• GFD responded to two consecutive fire alarms at 330 Greenwood Ave. Thursday afternoon and Friday morning:

- GFD was dispatched to the first alarm at 3:59 p.m. Firefighters arrived at 4:06 p.m. and determined paint spray had set off the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 4:14 p.m.

- GFD was dispatched to the second alarm at 1:58 a.m. Friday. Firefighters arrived at 2:04 a.m. but could not find a source for the alarm. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 2:16 a.m.

• At 2:25 a.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 413 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:30 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was then reset. GFD left at 2:47 a.m.

Additionally, GFD performed one medical assist after these dispatches.

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.