Putnam Scanner for Dec. 7, 2021
Ten people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.
• At 7:43 p.m. David W. Hauk, 39, Putnamville, was lodged at the jail on an out-of-county warrant and for driving while intoxicated.
• At 5:47 p.m. Jon R. Kennedy, 55, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on a warrant.
• At 8:11 p.m. Lucas A. Monnett, 43, Coatesville, was housed at the jail on a warrant.
• At 3:56 p.m. Zachary P. Daniels, 27, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a warrant.
• At 2:46 p.m. Corrine J. Williams, 42, Quincy, was taken into custody for theft.
• At 3:58 a.m. Timothy J. Smith, 44, Russellville, was housed at the jail for nonsupport of a dependent child.
• At 11:36 p.m. Nicholas A. Guyton, 35, Seelyville, was booked in for driving with a suspended license.
• At 8:47 p.m. Donna F. DiBiase, 40, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for dealing in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a narcotic drug, unlawful possession of a syringe and maintaining a common nuisance.
• At 3:48 p.m. David H. Jewell, 41, Poland, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine.
• At 11:46 a.m. Charles W. R. Powell, 33, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for strangulation and domestic battery.
Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.
• At 5:22 a.m. on Saturday, Tyler J. Covert, 21, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 100 East approaching the intersection with County Road 200 South in a 2001 Honda Accord.
Covert told Deputy Todd Hopkins and Cpl. Brian Helmer he was stopping at the stop light at a bridge when a truck turning northbound on 100 East cut into his lane, causing him to brake abruptly and lose control.
Hopkins noted that there is no bridge nor a stoplight in the area.
Covert’s vehicle traveled through the T-intersection, striking one of the barricades surrounding a CenterPoint Energy natural gas substation. The impact moved the barricade several feet, into a fence around the substation.
Although his car suffered heavy front-end damage, Covert attempted to leave the scene, though the car made it only a few yards.
Covert failed several field sobriety tests. Once he was taken to Putnam County Hospital, he agreed to submit to a chemical test, which came back positive for narcotics.
Once he was medically cleared, Covert was booked in the Putnam County Jail at 8:26 a.m. for driving while intoxicated with a prior conviction.
The Greencastle Fire Department also responded to the wreck to investigate for a possible gas leak. No issue was discovered.
The car was towed. Hopkins estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
• At 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, Martha L. Flatt, 56, Roachdale, was eastbound on State Road 236 near County Road 425 West in a 2016 GMC Acadia when she hit a deer.
Deputy Matthew Biggs estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.
The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to five incidents:
• At 4:04 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for people trapped in an elevator. Firefighters arrived at 4:10 and freed them. GFD went back into service at 4:48 p.m.
• At 8 p.m. on Saturday, GFD was dispatched to Delta Tau Delta on the DePauw University campus for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:04 and could not determine a cause for the alarm. A fire detector head was cleaned and the alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 8:14 p.m.
• At 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, GFD was dispatched to the apartments at 330 Greenwood Ave. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 6:25 and determined the alarm was due to cooking. The alarm was reset. GFD went back into service at 6:29 p.m.
• GFD went on two consecutive runs to Ascena Retail Group Sunday evening:
— At 8:30 p.m., GFD was dispatched for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:37 but were unable to determine a cause for the alarm. They checked the facility and went back into service at 9:07 p.m.
— At 11:07 p.m., GFD went back for another fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 11:15 and found the alarm was in trouble mode. The alarm could not be reset, so it was left in a supervisory mode. GFD went back into service at 12:23 a.m. Monday morning.
Additionally, GFD recently performed 10 medical assists, had two disregards and did not find an incident on one run.
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.