Putnam Scanner for 11-16-16

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

County Jail

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


• At 10:46 p.m. Ashley Heather Wagner, 31, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a writ of body attachment.

• At 10:04 p.m. Scott Ferriell Cole, 44, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 4:57 p.m. Torie Lynn Hayes, 40, Greencastle, was arrested on a local warrant.

• At 11:58 a.m. Dhanwant Singh, 36, Bakersfield, Calif., was housed at the jail for possession of a narcotic drug, possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, false identity statement and as a habitual traffic violator.


• At 7:49 p.m. Allen Michael Hazen, 25, Clinton, was booked in on a warrant.

• At 3:03 p.m. Julie Mae Vogel, 41, Bainbridge, was taken into custody on a warrant for nonsupport of a dependent.

• At 9:44 a.m. Kyle Jordan Wyatt, 29, Terre Haute, was arrested on a warrant for conspiracy to commit theft.

• At 3:55 a.m. Christopher John Yoannou, 18, Greencastle, was housed at the jail for false informing, resisting law enforcement and being a minor in consumption of alcohol.


• At 10:25 p.m. Travis Lee Smith, 39, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 12:37 a.m. Terry Thomas Maynard, 27, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant and for driving with a suspended license.


• At 5:26 p.m. Nathan Lewis Couch, 26, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.


• At 3:26 p.m. Delbert Edward Boswell, 43, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a pair of local warrants.

• At 1:20 p.m. Alana Dawn Mink, 22, Greencastle, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 11:07 a.m. Matthew Ryan Eversole, 24, Indianapolis, was booked in on a warrant for nonsupport of a dependent.

City Police

Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police.

• At 11:32 p.m. Sunday, a 19-year-old Greencastle woman was arrested by Sgt. Eric Vaughan on three charges following a disturbance at Fifth Street and Avenue C.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Jessica Marion Martin was charged with harassment, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement.

• At 3:45 p.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old Greencastle man who reportedly came to the GPD station to complain about receiving a citation for letting his dog run loose was arrested by Sgt. Ed Wilson after the suspect allegedly refused to leave the premises.

Wesley Nathan January was arrested in the GPD parking lot and lodged in the local jail on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.

• At 8:10 a.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old Greencastle man was arrested by Officer Elsiana Crosby on drug and alcohol-related charges at the corner Locust and Washington streets.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Clint Joseph Byrd was charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine.

Sheriff’s Department

An apparent case of aggressive driving by two drivers resulted in a two-vehicle mishap Friday on Indiana 240 east of Greencastle, Putnam County Sheriff’s Department deputies reported.

Brian C. Smith, 30, Greencastle, was westbound in a 2005 Hyundai Elantra. He was apparently attempting to pass a 2006 Dodge pickup also driven westbound by Thomas E. Rector, 72, Fillmore.

Smith told Deputy Elizabeth Campbell that he attempted to pass Rector, who had been driving under the speed limit. Smith said that Rector then increased his speed, preventing him from passing. Smith admitted that this occurred in a no-passing zone.

Smith said that after returning to his lane, Rector slammed on his brakes and Smith could not avoid the collision.

Rector simply told Campbell that an animal ran across the road, causing him to slam on his brakes.

A witness in a third vehicle said he was also westbound and had been passed by Smith. The witness said he then saw the same vehicle traveling too closely behind Rector’s vehicle.

At this point, the witness said that Rector slowed way down to approximately 20 or 30 mph. However, once Smith tried to pass, the pickup accelerated quickly, to the point that black smoke was visible from the rear of the vehicle.

The witness further stated that once Smith’s vehicle returned to the lane, Rector slammed on his brakes. The witness said he saw no animal.

Campbell, who was assisted by Lt. Donnie Pettit, issued no citations in the incident.

Damage was estimated at $5,001-$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.