Putnam County Scanner for 4-27-16

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

County Jail

Twelve people have been booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.

* At 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jesse Lance Monnett, 25, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail on a court order.

At 10:34 p.m. Chad Blake, 27, Greencastle, was arrested on a warrant.

* At 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, Zachary Phillip Hoffman, 21, St. Louis, was charged with public intoxication.

At 4:10 a.m. Joseph Thomas Garvey, 18, Chicago, was lodged at the jail for being a minor in consumption of alcohol, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.

At 6:45 a.m. Kelly Jo Holsapple, 53, Reelsville, was taken into custody for operating while intoxicated.

At 5:45 p.m. Jonathan David Eversole, 26, Greencastle, was booked in on a warrant.

At 8:38 p.m. Chelsea Rose Gallagher, 24, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a warrant.

At 10:15 p.m. Philip Matthew Reed, 36, Cloverdale, was arrested by court order.

* At 10:39 a.m. on Monday, Gerald Hardwick, 33, Pittsboro, was lodged at the jail on a warrant.

At 5:15 p.m. Lamont Antjuan Davis, 40, Portland, was taken into custody on a warrant.

At 5:15 p.m. Kristian Robert Sosbe, 30, Greencastle, was booked in on a warrant.

City Police

A 33-year-old Greencastle man was arrested Monday night on three drug-related charges after Greencastle City Police officers responded to a citizen complaint at a residence on the city's northwest side.

Arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt at 9:19 p.m. at a North Madison Street residence, Anthony Spiker was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, three suspects have been arrested in a pair of recent shoplifting incidents reported at the Dollar General store on Greencastle's north side.

The first occurred at 8:50 a.m. Thursday when Officer Darrel Bunten arrested Desiree Agee, 28, Greencastle, for reportedly taking $60.72 in miscellaneous merchandise.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a theft charge, Agee reportedly took headache medication, Tylenol arthritis pills, four packages of peach lip balm, body wash, body spray, Dove soap, an electric toothbrush, toothpaste, whitening powders and other varied items.

The second incident at Dollar General occurred at 5 p.m. Thursday when two women were arrested by Officer Bunten and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on theft and false informing charges.

Angela Busbin, 37, Beech Grove, and Jami Busbin, 46, listed as homeless in Greencastle, were arrested for allegedly taking such items as razors, eye liner, miscellaneous make-up, fingernail products and other merchandise valued at a total of $95.50.

Police said the women originally gave the officer false names when confronted at the store.

In another incident early Tuesday, Officer Zach Rhine made a traffic stop on Indianapolis Road that has resulted in two students being given a summons into court.

-- The driver, Kerrigan Clark, 20, Cumberland, Md., is facing a charge of possession of marijuana.

-- Passenger Arijan Dautaj, 19, Ozone Park, N.Y., is facing a charge of being a minor in consumption of alcohol.

Sheriff's Department

Putnam County sheriff's deputies responded to a pair of recent crashes.

* At 6:20 p.m. on Monday, Monica L. Sparks, 37, Russellville, was northbound on U.S. 231 nearing the intersection of County Road 500 North in a 2010 Chevrolet Impala. Floyd J. Allen, 47, Greencastle, was eastbound on 500 North in a 1996 Chevrolet van and failed to yield the right-of-way.

Sparks told Sgt. Kyle Gibbons she attempted evasive maneuvers but made right front impact with right rear of Allen's van.

A witness in another vehicle told Gibbons that Allen failed to stop at the stop sign, saying, "He kind of slowed down at the stopsign, but just kept going. I can't believe he didn't see her."

Sparks' vehicle suffered significant front-end damage and was towed. Allen's vehicle suffered minor damage and was driven from the scene.

No injuries were reported.

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

* At 8:55 p.m. on Saturday, John W. Meyer, 31, Greencastle, was westbound on U.S. 36 in the area of 300 East when he hit a deer.

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

Deputy Matt Biggs investigated the crash, assisted by Officer Steve Smith of Bainbridge.

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.