Suspect out on bond arrested on firearm, alcohol charges

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Two of the suspects charged with lesser offenses in a recent methamphetamine bust were involved in a firearms incident on Saturday evening.

Brian Steven Doane, 31, of Indianapolis, was arrested on charges of public intoxication, possession of a handgun without a permit, criminal recklessness with a firearm and pointing a loaded firearm.

Doane was out on bond after being charged with operating while intoxicated/refusal and possession of a controlled substance.

Also involved in Saturday's incident, although not arrested, was Lindsey Deal, 29, of Greencastle. Deal is out on bond following a charge of visiting a common nuisance in the earlier case.

Sgt. Gregg Slover of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department said he observed a black Toyota passenger car westbound on State Road 240 near the 5500 block east and noticed the passenger of the vehicle holding his arms out of the window.

Slover said the passenger was waving his middle finger and appeared to be motioning the deputy to follow them.

As the vehicle slowed and turned north onto County Road 525 East, Slover noticed the passenger was unrestrained, so he made a traffic stop approximately a quarter-mile north of SR 240.

The passenger was still throwing his right hand in the air and motioning for Slover to approach. He saw the passenger attempt to exit the vehicle, but he did not.

As Slover approached the vehicle, he noticed the passenger, later identified as Doane, was attempting to load a silver and black semi automatic pistol by moving the action back and forth. The deputy watched two live .40 caliber rounds fall out of the chamber.

Doane then noticed that Slover's gun was drawn and pointed at him. The suspect then reportedly mumbled something under his breath as Slover ordered him out of the vehicle.

The subject tossed the weapon into the back of the car and was then was ordered to the ground, where Slover put him in handcuffs.

Assistance was requested and quickly arrived in the form of deputies T.J. Smith, Philip Troyer and Matt Biggs, along with reserve deputy Andrew Fenwick.

At that time, Deal was also removed from the car and placed on the ground, uncuffed.

Deputies then retrieved the weapon from the back of the vehicle, but its magazine was not immediately found. While searching the car, deputies also found two other handguns, a shotgun (located in the trunk) and approximately 100 rounds of miscellaneous ammunition.

Deal told Slover that her boyfriend Doane had been drinking whiskey and was extremely intoxicated. Fenwick confirmed this by portable breath test, which read .26 percent blood alcohol.

She said that as they were traveling on SR 240 prior to seeing Slover, Doane was firing shots into a field out of the passenge side window.

During the investigation, Deal asked if her firearms were going to be seized. She claimed ownership of all of the weapons except the pistol Doane had possessed.

Asked by Slover if she had a valid handgun permit, she first said she did and later told him she had applied for a permit but was waiting on approval from the state.

Deal was able to provide receipts for the permit application and for one of the handguns.

In his case report, Slover requested that the firearms not be released to Deal until this case and the earlier case are resolved.

Slover also said a criminal history report on Doane indicated he has been convicted in Florida for a prescription drug violation. The deputy believes this raises the possession of a handgun without a license charge from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class C felony.

Doane was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 7:21 p.m. Saturday and remained housed there as of Monday morning.

Doane and Deal were both arrested as part of a late June drug bust that yielded eight arrests and the seizure nearly four pounds of methamphetamine and approximately $250,000 from a rural Washington Township residence.

Neither Doane nor Deal faces any meth-related charges.

On Monday, the Putnam County Prosecutor's office filed a petition to revoke Doane's bond in the original case.

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  • I guess they were charged with visiting a common nuisance,but now they are a nuisance to the public welfare and safety.

    If they bond out this time it will be interesting what kind of mayhem they get into--maybe they will shoot a cow or something.

    -- Posted by donantonioelsabio on Mon, Jul 15, 2013, at 7:20 PM
  • I'm so happy this loving couple learned their lesson with their last arrest in JUNE. People CAN be rehabilitated by the right means.

    (and if you're wondering .. no, I'm not serious)

    What a joke these two are. The only thing that might put icing on the cake is if they have a child together.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jul 16, 2013, at 12:05 PM
  • Yes, someone PLEASE give her a permit to carry a weapon. GENIUS MOVE #3.

    -- Posted by Emmes on Tue, Jul 16, 2013, at 12:07 PM
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