Putnam Scanner for May 4, 2021

Monday, May 3, 2021

County Jail

Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 10:01 a.m. Mary A. Watson, 61, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine.

• At 3:01 a.m. Vanessa M. Eageny, 30, Greenwood, was taken into custody for driving with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in the body and driving while intoxicated.


• At 12:49 p.m. Michael C. Minnick, 39, Spencer, was housed at the jail for leaving the scene of a property-damage accident.

• At 12:03 a.m. Kenneth N. Terry, 21, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated.

• At 11:36 a.m. Robert L. Jones, 42, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for theft and possession of methamphetamine.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, James Finley, 59, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Chris Jones.

Taken into custody at Robe-Ann Park, Finley was arrested on a Putnam County warrant for failure to appear in court on original charges of driving with a suspended license. He was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

• At 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Austin Chadd, 27, Greencastle, was arrested by Sgt. Ed Wilson.

Arrested at a Keightly Road residence, Chadd was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of strangulation and battery with bodily injury.

One recent summons was issued by city officers.

• At 10:50 p.m. Friday, Destiny Baugh, 22, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Alec Pettit.

Issued a summons into court for possession of marijuana, Baugh was cited at a Castlebury Apartments residence.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to Amanda Procenti - State Farm Insurance for a vehicle fire. Firefighters arrived at 12:01 p.m. and determined that antifreeze had boiled over in the vehicle. The antifreeze was cleaned up, and GFD went back into service at 12:16 p.m.

• At 2:36 p.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a semi which struck a power pole near Ashley Square Cinema. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 2:40 and were advised that fluid had leaked from a damaged transformer. GFD cleaned up the fluid on the roadway. GFD went back into service at 2:45 p.m.

• At 6:41 p.m. on Saturday, GFD responded on a box alarm for a fire reported at the Walmart Supercenter. Firefighters arrived at 6:47 and were advised that a diesel generator was only emitting smoke. GFD went back into service at 6:57 p.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed eight 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.