Scanner for Feb. 21

Friday, February 21, 2014

County Jail

Five people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 11:45 a.m., Matthew Ryan Eversole, 32, Brazil, was charged with nonsupport of a dependent.

At 11:55 a.m., Mark Wayne Mitchell, 54, Indianapolis, was charged with nonsupport of a dependent and failure to appear.

* At 4:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Lisa Campbell, 38, Avon, was charged with failure to appear.

At 4:55 p.m., Jillian Anne Ray, 33, Beech Grove, was charged with nonsupport of a dependent and contempt of court.

At 5:56 p.m., Christen Nicole Walton, 29, Brazil, was charged with possession of a syringe, a probation violation and possession of a handgun without a permit.

Sheriff's Dept.

Several recent property-damage accidents were investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

* At 4:50 p.m. on Friday, Randall M. Hayes, 55, Fillmore, was westbound on U.S. 40 in his 2010 Ford F150 and due to the amount of snow, he was unable to turn at the secondary crossover (crossing between east and westbound lanes on U.S. 40 to a private residence) to his home located on the south side of the highway.

Hayes told Reserve Officer Richard Lambert he continued west on County Road 675 East where snow depth allowed for him to reach a primary crossover and turn into the eastbound lane. Using his left turn signal, he approached the County Road 675 East intersection.

Andrew L. Feutz, 21, Quincy, said he did observe Hayes' turn signal. However, Hayes advised that he might have swung "a little" too wide in preparation for his turn to the left.

Feutz, seeing the right movement by Hayes, believed that the turn signal was "stuck on" and that Hayes was actually moving to the right lane, began to pass him on the left in his 1998 Ford F150. Hayes, unaware of Feutz's movement, initiated his turn at which point a collision occurred.

Hayes later determined his vehicle was no longer drivable and was transported home by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 1:21 a.m. on Sunday, Joseph R. French, 18, Cloverdale, was southbound on County Road 825 East when he lost control of his 2004 Saturn L300 and left the roadway.

French advised Lambert that the vehicle then traveled parallel to the roadway until it encountered a drainage ditch. The car dropped into the drainage ditch, where it further struck a culvert pipe and concrete/metal sidewalls causing the car to spin perpendicular to the roadway.

French and his passenger, Abigail Stayte, were able to extricate themselves from the vehicle.

French refused medical attention for a small laceration on his left hand.

Damage was estimated at $10,001-$25,000.

* At 7:57 a.m. on Monday, Harold W. Barnett, 73, Greencastle, collided with Sara Bolinger, 32, Bloomington, who was driving a 2013 Ford Fusion.

Reserve Deputy Tyler Turner advised that the two collided while Barnett was driving his 2009 Chevrolet HHR through the Putnam County Hospital parking lot without using the proper lanes.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

* At 2:17 p.m., Gabrielle K. McCammack, 23, Coatesville, was eastbound on State Road 240 when the 2004 Ford F150 ran off the roadway due to the weather conditions and struck a utility pole.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

* At 7:22 a.m. on Tuesday, Wilbur L. Warner, 78, Brazil, was northbound on County Road 375 West.

Warner told Chief Deputy Tom Helmer he lost control of his 2008 Chevrolet Colorado due to the ice-covered roadway and slid across the southbound lanes before exiting the roadway on the west side.

The vehicle then slid across the grass shoulder and struck a fence.

Damage was listed at $1,001-$2,500.

* At 8:16 a.m. on Wednesday, Christa N. Ridgeway, 32, Cloverdale, was eastbound on the access road leading to Central Elementary School when she entered a sweeping curve to the right.

Ridgeway advised Deputy Mike Downing that she lost control of her 2010 Buick Enclave due to the ice on the roadway and slid across the centerline, entered the westbound lane, sideswiping Jennifer A. Adkins, 34, Greencastle.

Adkins advised Downing that she was westbound on the access road in her 2003 Chrysler Voyager when she observed Ridgeway lose control of her vehicle and slide over into her lane.

Adkins tried to avoid Ridgeway, but was unable to due to the guardrail to her right.

City Police

One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- Christopher Stuart Martin, 26, Rockville, was arrested at 12:53 a.m. Thursday after the vehicle in which he was a passenger was stopped at U.S. 231 and Edgelea Drive by Officer Matt Huffman.

Martin was arrested on a Parke County warrant for battery resulting in bodily injury and a Vigo County warrant for failure to appear on charges of possession of a controlled substance.

Several recent property-damage accidents were investigated by city officers

-- At 4:43 p.m. Saturday, a two-car mishap was reported at Bloomington and Seminary streets.

Phillip Landau, 30, Bainbridge, was southbound on Bloomington Street, driving a 1995 Toyota Corolla when a 2013 Ford Focus, driven by Alexis Freund, 19, Champaign, Ill., pulled into his path eastbound on Seminary.

Officer Albert Epple estimated total damage at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 9:58 a.m. Feb. 14, a two-vehicle accident occurred at North Jackson and Liberty streets as Garold Ketchum, 67, Crawfordsville, was southbound on Jackson Street and stopped his 2009 Chevrolet Aveo to wait on a vehicle in front of him to turn left.

The Ketchum car was then struck from behind by a 1999 Ford F-250 truck, driven by Amber Spangler, 24, Bainbridge, Officer Jeff Modlin reported.

Total damage was listed at $2,500-$5,000.

-- At 4:23 p.m. Feb. 14, the intersection of Seminary and Bloomington streets was the scene of a two-vehicle accident investigated by Sgt. Terry Eastham.

A 2003 Ford F0240 truck, driven by Zachary Taylor, 18, Bainbridge, was reportedly slowing as a vehicle in front of him turned left, when it was struck by a 2008 Ford Focus, driven by Gaige Anderson, 21, Indianapolis.

Anderson said he tried to stop but his car slid on the slick roadway.

Sgt. Eastham estimated total damage at $5,000-$10,000.

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.