Putnam Scanner 1-18-17

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

County Jail

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


• At 3:31 a.m. Jerad Allen Taylor, 33, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail for driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.


• At 7:20 p.m. Zachary Adam Poole, 34, Greencastle, was charged with battery with a deadly weapon.

• At 6:53 p.m. Jon David Pastorius Jr., 25, Terre Haute, was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license and on an out-of-county warrant.


• At 11:16 p.m. Robert Kelley, 45, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for domestic battery.

• At 7:31 p.m. Jared Lee Gilbert, 32, Dundalk, Md., was arrested for driving while intoxicated.


• At 6:43 p.m. Taren Ray Proctor, 18, Greencastle, was booked in on a local warrant.

City Police

Three recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 11:17 p.m. Monday, Devin Willard, 28, Roachdale, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Vaughan at Taco Bell on Indianapolis Road.

Willard reportedly locked himself inside the restroom for a reported two hours resulting in police being called.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Willard was charged with possession of a syringe and probation violation.

• At 6:08 p.m. Saturday, Tauren Terry, 35, Greencastle, was arrested at a Meadow Lane residence by Officer Kyle Lee.

Terry was cited for reckless driving after he would not pull over at Officer Lee’s request and instead pulled into a driveway at the Meadow Lane residence.

Charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia, Terry was booked into the Putnam County Jail.

• At 1:23 a.m. Saturday, Cody Grigsby, 21, Brazil, was arrested by Officer Elsiana Crosby following a traffic stop.

Grisgsby was a passenger in a vehicle Officer Crosby stopped at Washington and Locust streets. Found to be wanted on a Clay County warrant (with original charges of possession of methamphetamine and neglect of a dependent), Grigsby was lodged in the Putnam County Jail.

The driver of the vehicle, Timothy Rivers, 51, Cloverdale, received a summons into court to answer a charge of driving with a suspended license with a prior offense.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies responded to three recent property-damage crashes.

• At 5:56 p.m. on Monday, Jamie R. Chambers, 29, Cloverdale, was northbound on U.S. 231, approaching U.S. 40 in a 2012 Volkswagen Passat when she hit a deer.

Deputy Elizabeth Campbell estimated damage at $5,001-$10,000.

• At 3:08 p.m. on Saturday, Mike A. Black, 64, Coatesville, was eastbound on County Road 550 North near County Road 850 East driving a 2006 Yamaha Rhino. Raymond L. Kramer III, 36, Bainbridge, was also eastbound in a 2000 Ford F150.

Black told Reserve Deputy Ken Rozelle he was planning to return home westbound on 550 North and looked over his left shoulder but failed to see Kramer following.

Black said he slowed and made and abrupt U-turn. Kramer could not avoid striking the off-road vehicle.

No injuries were reported. Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

• At 12:25 p.m. on Friday, Mark J. Best, 60, Lyon, N.Y., was eastbound on U.S. 40 in a 2015 Volvo semi tractor pulling a trailer.

Best told Capt. Tom Helmer a red Ford pickup carrying two plastic construction barrels passed him at a high rate of speed. Best said as the pickup passed, its rate of speed and air from his truck caused one of the barrels to blow out of the truck bed and into his path.

He could not avoid hitting the barrel.

Best reported that after the collision, the pickup turned around and returned to the scene. The other driver retrieved the barrel and returned it to his truck before fleeing the scene, turning southbound on County Road 800 West.

Best was unable to provide the plate number of the pickup but planned to attempt to determine it via the camera in the cab of his truck.

Damage was estimated 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.