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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

County Jail

Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 3:55 a.m. on Saturday, William Shane Pierce, 36, Greencastle, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possess of paraphernalia.

* At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, James Howard Bell Jr., 45, Terre Haute, was held at the jail for operating while intoxicated.

At 5 a.m. Karl Lee Edwards, 34, Avon, was charged with operating while intoxicated and public intoxication.

At 8:20 a.m. Brett Michael Higgins, 38, Coatesville, was booked in for operating while intoxicated.

At 7:10 p.m. Charles Allen Spiker, 28, Poland, was arrested for intimidation and illegal possession of a firearm.

* At 10:25 a.m. Monday, Amanda Nichole Neier, 27, Quincy, was held at the jail for operating while intoxicated, possession of paraphernalia and probation violation.

At 5:10 p.m. Gregory Laud Sanders, 54, Roachdale, was charged with being a habitual traffic violator.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police.

-- At 6:39 a.m. Friday, Josh Mitchell, 18, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Matt Huffman at North Indiana Street and Shadowlawn Avenue.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Mitchell faces charges of possession of marijuana (less than 30 grams) and auto theft/unauthorized control of a vehicle.

-- At 9:45 p.m. Monday, Donald R. Evans, 30, Greencastle, was arrested by Sgt. Charles Inman on a warrant at the KFC property at Tennessee and Bloomington streets.

One recent property-damage accident was investigated by Chief Tom Sutherlin.

At 2:41 p.m. Friday, Anthony Holt, 56, West Point, was southbound on North Jackson Street, approaching the viaduct at the north edge of Greencastle, when he was forced to slow his 2008 Chevrolet 1500 pickup for a large piece of farm equipment coming through the viaduct.

As Holt slowed, his vehicle was struck from behind by a 2005 Kenworth construction truck, driven by Donald Mahoy, 64, Darlington.

Mahoy told police he was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.

Chief Sutherlin estimated total damage at $1,000-$2,500.

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.