Scanner for Sept. 6

Saturday, September 6, 2014

County Jail

Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently.

*At 8:25 a.m. Thursday, James Winford Mowery, 29, Quincy, was arrested on a probation violation, public intoxication and criminal recklessness.

At 2:24 p.m., Jalen Lee Brummer, 20, Indianapolis, was charged with a probation violation.

At 7:38 p.m., William Douglas Baird, 57, Greencastle, was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and invasion of privacy.

At 7:50 p.m., Brandy Lynn Turner, 41, Greencastle, was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

City Police

One arrest was reported recently by Greencastle City Police officers.

-- At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Anthony Dodson, 30, Coatesville, was arrested at GPD headquarters by Officer Albert Epple.

Dodson, who was handcuffed with his hands behind his back, reportedly fled from the officer as he was being placed in the squad car to be transported to the Putnam County Jail.

The suspect reportedly ran across North Jackson Street and through the Dollar General parking lot before two bystanders reportedly tackled him near Black Lumber on North Indiana Street.

He was lodged in the jail on charges of battery, strangulation and resisting law enforcement.

City officers also investigated two recent accidents.

-- At 8:26 a.m. Thursday, a minor two-vehicle mishap was reported on West Franklin Street near North Jackson Street.

Sgt. Terry Eastham reported that Jason King, 39, Coatesville, was backing a 2008 Ford F-350 truck from a parking space when he backed into a 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, owned by Larry Anderson Jr., 47, Greencastle.

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

-- At 10:31 a.m. Wednesday, a two-vehicle accident was investigated by Police Chief Tom Sutherlin.

Juifria Maynard, 27, Greencastle, was reportedly riding a 2006 Yamaha moped on South Vine Street, approaching Walnut Street, when a 1998 Buick Century, driven by Frederick Sanders, 73, Greencastle, turned left off Vine Street and his car collided with the moped. He said he did not see the moped until it was too late to avoid a collision.

Total damage in the accident was listed at less than $1,000.

Maynard told Chief Sutherlin that impact caused her to go airborne over the hood of the Sanders car and land in the intersection.

She was taken to Putnam County Hospital via ambulance and suffered abrasions as well a laceration to her foot that required 25 stitches from the toe to the top of the ankle.

Sheriff's Dept.

One recent accident was investigated by Putnam County Sheriff's Department deputies.

*At 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, Billy R. Albright, 51, Roachdale, was westbound on County Road 1000 North near County Road 100 East.

Upon Deputy Kyle Gibbon's arrival, Albright was seen stumbling into the roadway holding his right arm. Gibbons noted that he observed the arm bleeding and it was obvious Albright was in extreme pain.

In speaking with Albright, Gibbons observed his eyes to be bloodshot and droopy, his speech slurred, his manual dexterity delayed and his balance unsteady. When asked, Albright advised he had been drinking,but only consumed "four beers." He also advised that he had an open "Bud Light."

Albright noted that he lost control of his 1986 Chevrolet van and went off the roadway as a result of a sneeze. He was westbound on County Road 1000 North before crossing over the center line. His vehicle then left the road and made impact in a ditch on the north side on the road.

Upon Gibbons' arrival, he found the vehicle upright on its left side.

Albright suffered a significant laceration to his left arm as well as a possible stress fracture. He was transported to Putnam County Hospital.

Due to the significance of his injuries, Albright was not jailed at the time of the report.

He was charged with operating while intoxicated with a prior offense.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$10,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one dispatch recently.

* At 9:08 p.m. Thursday, GFD units responded to a fire alarm at 415 S. Locust St., although no fire was detected.

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.