Putnam County Scanner for 3-30-16

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

County Jail

Several people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, Cory Rhim, 22, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on a traffic warrant.

* At 1 p.m. on Friday, Lucas Joe Collins, 33, Cloverdale, was charged with driving while intoxicated and probation violation.

At 9:22 p.m. David C. Walker, 26, no city listed, was booked in on a warrant.

At 9:30 p.m. Jeremy David Suits, 37, Morgantown, was housed at the jail on a pair of warrants.

* At 12:45 a.m. on Saturday, Autumn Renee Stones, 27, Cloverdale, was arrested for probation violation.

At 2:59 a.m. Rick Allen Manning, no age listed, Terre Haute, was booked in for operating while intoxicated.

* At 3:20 p.m. on Monday, Amie Dawn Slevin, 33, Indianapolis, was booked in on a warrant.

At 4:15 p.m. Harold Brock Pollett, 41, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a warrant.

At 4:29 p.m. Darren Keith Hudson, 46, Indianapolis, was arrested on a warrant.

City Police

A 24-year-old Greencastle woman is facing theft charges following an alleged recent shoplifting incident at the Greencastle Walmart store, City Police reported.

* At 3:28 p.m. Saturday, Ashley M. Coleman was taken into custody for theft of a reported $182.84 in miscellaneous items.

Officer Josh Smith reported that Coleman attempted to conceal items in a diaper bag and was stopped at the exit, where Walmart loss prevention employees made her dump the diaper bag.

She is alleged to have tried to take several items of clothing, including panties, a tank top, leggings and shorts, as well as baby items like bibs, booties and a sleeper, as well as a make-up bag.

In another recent incident, Officer Kyle Lee made a traffic stop at Wood and Washington streets that resulted in a passenger being cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Richard Lucas, 21, Staunton, will be summoned into court to answer those charges, while the driver, Jessica Barnett, 26, Terre Haute, was cited with an infraction of driving with suspended license.

Despite two other occupants in the backseat, Officer Lee, noted no one in the vehicle had a valid driver's license.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County sheriff's deputies responded to two recent automobile crashes.

* At 12:08 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, Aaron R. Denton, 29, Plainfield, was westbound on U.S. 40 in a 2012 Ford F150 when it left the roadway.

Denton told Capt. Tom Helmer he was not sure what happened but denied falling asleep.

The truck's right-side tires left the road and the left front hit the face of a guardrail. The vehicle continued northbound, striking small trees and shrubs before hitting a large tree head-on.

Helmer had been eastbound on U.S. 40 when he noticed a different vehicle stopped westbound with its flashers activated as well as the guardrail bent into and blocking the right lane. He then turned around to investigate.

Denton had just exited the vehicle prior to Helmer's arrival and said he was not injured.

The vehicle traveled 268 feet from the time the tires left the road until it hit the tree.

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

* At 9 p.m. on Saturday, Robert K. Huber, 68, Greencastle, was eastbound on County Road 600 South near County Road 600 East in a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme when he hit a deer.

Deputy Matt Biggs estimated damage at $2,501-$5,000.

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.