Putnam Scanner for Nov. 24, 2020

Monday, November 23, 2020

County Jail

Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 9:25 p.m. Eric M. Teles-Cuatlacuatl, 22, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant and for driving with a suspended license.


• At 5:12 p.m. Brandon W. Wickline, 36, Indianapolis, was taken into custody on a Marion County warrant.


• At 11:26 p.m. Alec N. Clark, 44, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail for false informing and driving with a suspended license.

• At 2:58 p.m. Jerry L. Dicks, 75, Bainbridge, was booked in for domestic battery.

• At 12:59 p.m. Natasha J. Coons, 30, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for invasion of privacy and possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction.

• At 12:49 p.m. Deandre L.M. Carneygee, was taken into custody on a Vigo County warrant.

• At 8:05 a.m. Anthony J. Alamo, 33, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for residential entry and criminal trespass.

• 7:20 a.m. Christopher A. Greenlee, 49, Washington, was booked in for criminal trespass and leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.

City Police

Two weekend arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 10:07 p.m. Saturday, William Jordan Jr., 47, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Luke Brown.

Taken into custody at the Putnam County Airport hotel, Jordan was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a charge of petition to revoke probation.

• At 2:51 a.m. Saturday, Kameron Hayes, 22, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Brown.

Taken into custody on South Jackson Street near Veterans Memorial Highway, Hayes was booked into the Putnam County Jail on charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

Sheriff’s Office

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

• At 2:44 a.m. on Saturday, Ivan L. O’Neal, 56, Crawfordsville, was eastbound on State Road 240 near County Road 425 East in a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada.

The road has downhill grade and a curve and O’Neal began to lose traction with his rear wheels, sliding sideways off the road. The SUV entered the ditch, hit a culvert and rolled 1.5 times before hitting a mailbox and coming to rest on the driver’s side.

Deputy Jeffery Freeman reported that O’Neal was able to climb out of the vehicle and only had a minor complaint of head pain. He was evaluated by Putnam County EMS and signed a release.

The vehicle was towed by Curtis Towing. Freeman estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 3:12 p.m. Thursday, Bryce L. Steadmon, 19, Greencastle, was northbound on Manhattan Road just north of U.S. 40 in a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. Kelly W. Cooksey, 56, Brazil, was also northbound in a 2013 Chrysler 300M.

A motorist in another car told Deputy Kyle Lee she was also northbound when Steadmon pulled out to pass three vehicles at once. As he passed, the witness noticed the car in front of her, driven by Cooksey, had its left turn signal on to turn into a driveway.

As Cooksey turned, Steadmon’s vehicle struck him at a high rate of speed.

Lee spoke with both drivers, whose account of the accident was consistent with the witnesses.

Off-duty Indiana State Trooper Adam Edwards was also on the scene, telling Lee that shortly before accident, he had paced Steadmon on U.S. 40, at which point he was traveling well in excess of the posted speed limit.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene, but neither driver was injured.

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

• At 12:04 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, Jonathon E. O’Neal, 48, Bainbridge, was northbound on U.S. 231 near County Road 75 North in a 2015 Mitsubishi Mirage when he hit a deer.

Deputy Freeman estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 5:41 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to 800 N. Jackson St. for an illegal burn. Firefighters arrived at 5:42 to the homeowner burning brush. Firefighters advised the homeowner of the city burn ordinance, and the fire was extinguished. GFD went back into service at 5:48 p.m.

• At 7:12 p.m. on Friday, GFD was dispatched to Putnam County Hospital for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 7:19 and were advised that steam had caused the alarm. The alarm was reset, and GFD went back into service at 7:29 p.m.

• At 1:18 a.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to the area of 1298 W. CR 100 North for a smoke scare. Firefighters arrived at 1:25 and determined smoke was coming from a chimney, and that there were no issues. GFD went back into service at 1:29 a.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed 13 medical assists and had three disregards.

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.