Traffic stop nets arrest

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A traffic stop on Tuesday led to the arrest of a Cloverdale man wanted for violation of probation.

Michael Wade Davis, 21, of Cloverdale was apprehended by Greencastle Police Officer Darrel Bunton on stadium drive in Greencastle.

Bunten discovered there was a warrant for Davis out of Putnam County Superior Court for a petition to revoke probation, a release from the Greencastle Police Department said.

Davis was also issued a ticket for a driving while suspended infraction.

On Nov. 14, 2007, Davis was convicted of Class D felony receiving stolen property. He was sentenced to three years with one year executed and the balance to be served on probation.

According to court records, Davis began his term of probation on March 12, 2009.

"As a term of probation, the defendant was ordered to cooperate fully with the Adult Probation Department," court records said.

On Jan. 27, Davis' probation officer, Teresa Parrish, filed the petition to revoke Davis' probation. Parrish alleged that Davis committed another crime -- again Class D felony receiving stolen property. Formal charges on that offense were filed in Putnam County Circuit Court on Dec. 10.

Court records indicate an arrest warrant for Davis was signed by Cloverdale Police Department Sgt. Charles J. Hallam on Dec. 10.

"Putnam County Adult Probation has made every effort to work with the defendant in obtaining his cooperation and his satisfactory compliance with these terms," Parrish said in her petition.

Parrish noted Davis had two years of his 2007 sentence that could be reinstated.

No court date has been set for the alleged probation violation. Davis is set to be in court Feb. 25 for a pretrial conference on the new charges.

He remained in the Putnam County Jail Tuesday night.

Davis' criminal history in Putnam County includes convictions for felony theft (two cases), misdemeanor check deception, two counts of misdemeanor battery.

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  • This is far from newsworthy.

    People are arrested every day for warrants such as these.

    -- Posted by ProblemTransmission on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 12:49 AM
  • This could start a whole new blog idea. Why not put a comment section in the "Scanner" portion of the newspaper? Imagine the possibilities! On line readers could comment about everyone that gets arrested, blame him, blame her, good cop, bad cop, it wasn't me, and so on.

    I'd bet that someone would even type in evidence from time to time, like confessions or testimonies and such.

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 6:47 AM
  • Must be a slow news day.

    -- Posted by LTSmash on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 7:57 AM
  • Forgive me readers,for I need to confess. I'm a bit over weight,get food stamps,smoked AND inhaled when I was younger,as a teen I thought my cousin was hot and also wanted to be on the town council at one time.Several of my relatives are divorced,a few are messin around on their better halves and I dont drink any more...hee hee any more than I used too!I also over a 3 year period,stole several thousand paper clips and an unknown amount of pencils from my employer. I just wanted to get all that off my chest before it got out and every one talked about me.

    -- Posted by honestyisbestpolicy on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 8:03 AM
  • Wow!

    -- Posted by Reader2 on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 11:27 AM
  • The Pulitzer Prize Board called. They said to stop the presses, their sides hurt from laughing to long!

    -- Posted by hardtobelieve on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 1:01 PM
  • Your joking....slow news day??? This is exactly what you right in the scanner portion of the paper not as a news story. "Hat's off" to the officer however, he is doing the exact same thing that all the other officers (state,local & county) do daily - it's called their job.

    -- Posted by smartmom on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 1:12 PM
  • What did this kid ever do to you? Why single him out for a "news" story when this kind of thing is normally reported in the scanner?

    -- Posted by unbiased on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 4:51 PM



    -- Posted by takeastand on Wed, Feb 10, 2010, at 7:42 PM
  • honestyisbestpolicy,

    you are guilty!

    there is a question you must answer;

    1. male or female?

    A. if male we will forgive you please don't drink and drive but if you do don't hurt anyone.

    B. if female report to jail where you will be staying for the next 3 years.

    C. if you refuse to answer ...probation where you will be given several tries

    -- Posted by Sand mann on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 7:46 AM
  • I honestly expected this story to be about some major drug bust or something of that nature. I was a little surprised that it was about a probation violation. There had to be at least six others -noted in the scanner- who did the same thing in the last week. Why is this particular person newsworthy?

    -- Posted by citizenoftheworld on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 9:01 AM
  • For not being news worthy there sure were a lot of us that read it.

    -- Posted by obeone on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 9:20 AM
  • Breaking News: There is snow outside.

    -- Posted by jorge on Thu, Feb 11, 2010, at 10:07 AM
  • I feel for the families of Mr. Davis. They have to go through everyday knowing and living with the mistakes that he is made, it doesn't need to be on the front page of the paper! I am sure they are embarrassed enough to have to hear about it from readers who read it in the scanner, why make the FRONT PAGE? Trying to set an example? Try setting an example with drunk driving or discovering a METH LAB while pulling someone over??!! How many Public Intoxicated arrests really make the front page? Do you really think Mr. Davis is a harm by violating his probation with a charge that was DROPPED over a month ago?

    -- Posted by alotofthought on Sat, Feb 13, 2010, at 12:12 PM
  • News Flash: Obama is our president!

    -- Posted by Eagle78 on Wed, Feb 17, 2010, at 5:18 PM
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