Putnam Scanner for June 9, 2020

Monday, June 8, 2020

County Jail

Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:26 p.m. John D. Brickert Jr., 31, Coatesville, was booked in for resisting law enforcement.

• At 1:02 p.m. Jacob N. Scobee, 22, Roachdale, was lodged at the jail for domestic battery, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 5:52 a.m. Jason R. Bishop, 35, Coatesville, was taken into custody for criminal confinement, strangulation, intimidation, domestic battery and interference with the reporting of a crime.


• At 11:34 a.m. Zachary N. Muncy, 39, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a Vigo County warrant, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction.


• At 12:06 p.m. Stacy D. Gaskins, 34, Kansas City, Mo., was booked in on a court order.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated four recent property-damage crashes.

• At 11:08 p.m. on Saturday, Albert G. Rose, 77, Bloomfield, Colo., was eastbound on Interstate 70 near the 47.5-mile marker in a 2012 Mazda 3.

Rose told Deputy Jeffery Freeman he was traveling to Colorado and may have fallen asleep briefly before traveling into the median and striking the cable barrier system.

Rose said he had driven into the median earlier in the day as well.

The vehicle was towed.

Freeman estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 5:08 p.m. on Saturday, Terry L. Hutchens, 64, Sheridan, was eastbound on U.S. 36 near County Road 300 East on a 2004 Harley Davidson FLH.

Traffic was at a stopped due to construction. As Hutchens rounded a corner, he saw the stopped traffic and tried to slow quickly. Due to the high temperatures, the road was slick from oil.

Hutchens began a skid and ultimately laid over the motorcycle, which threw both Hutchens and his passenger, 49-year-old Nancy M. Lendenmayer of Sheridan, from the vehicle.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman reported that Hutchens sustained several unknown injuries and was transported directly to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Lendenmayer suffered road rash and was also taken to Methodist.

The bike was towed. Freeman estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

Freeman was assisted at the scene by the Roachdale Police Department, Indiana Conservation Officers, Putnam County EMS, Floyd Township Fire Department and Bainbridge Fire Department.

• At 10:47 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Fatima A. Husain, 31, Dyer, was westbound on Interstate 70 near the 46-mile marker in a 2020 Nissan Altima when she hit a deer.

The vehicle was towed. Deputy Randy Patrick estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Lynsey B. Miller, 16, Greencastle, was westbound in the 2700 block of County Road 500 North in a 2000 Ford Ranger.

Miller lost control of the pickup and left the road on the north side. She tried to correct back into the roadway but then left the north side of the road again.

The truck came to rest in a field on its left side.

Miller suffered minor injuries but her father said they would treat the injuries at home.

The truck was towed. Deputy Patrick estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to two recent medical assists.

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.