Putnam Scanner 5-27-17

Friday, May 26, 2017

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 11:46 p.m. Megan Ann Bass, 31, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.

• At 1:08 a.m. David Allen Burns, 41, Terre Haute, was taken into custody on an out-of-county traffic warrant.


• At 10:38 a.m. George Ronald Cross, 33, Indianapolis, was arrested on a local warrant.

• At 2:41 a.m. Michael Ray Burton, 33, Russellville, was housed at the jail on a local warrant.

City Police

Three recent arrests were reported by the Greencastle City Police Department.

The latest was the result of an alleged theft/shoplifting incident at the Walmart store off State Road 240.

• At 2:36 a.m. Friday, Mark Andrew Daugherty, 20, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Matt Huffman for theft and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor.

Daugherty allegedly concealed a bottle of New Amsterdam vodka, valued at $9.98, within his clothing and attempted to leave Walmart.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Daugherty registered a portable breathalyzer testing result of .083 percent blood-alcohol content, police said.

• At 11:32 p.m. Thursday, Jeffrey Cordell Voege, 33, Cloverdale, was arrested by Officer Brad Hiatt at Casey’s on Bloomington Street on three charges.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Voege is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. He was also held on a Clay County warrant for failure to appear on a driving with a suspended license charge.

• At 5:09 p.m. Thursday, McKenzie Cheyenne King, 20, Greencastle, was arrested at an East Washington Street residence by Capt. Chris Jones.

Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, King is facing charges of battery and home detention violation.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated a pair of recent property-damage accidents.

• At 9:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Brandy N. Tomlin, 28, Poland, was southbound on State Road 243, just north of County Road 1250 South, when a deer ran in front of her 1995 Ford Ranger.

Tomlin told Deputy Riley Houghton she swerved to miss the deer, overturning her truck.

Robbie L. Duke, 54, Poland, was southbound in a 2005 Mercury Montego when he encountered the overturned truck. He was able to avoid a collision but his mirror clipped the overturned truck.

Operation Life took Tomlin to Putnam County Hospital for observation and she was later released.

Tomlin’s truck was towed. Damage was estimated at $5,001-$10,000.

• At 11:05 a.m. on Wednesday, Darnell T. Barnett, 16, Fillmore, was northbound on County Road 300 East in a 2011 Nissan Frontier.

It was raining at the time and as Barnett tried to negotiate a curve, he locked his brakes and skidded off the side of the road. The SUV lid through a yard and collided with a fence made of railroad ties.

Damage was estimated at $2,501-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department recently responded to two dispatches.

• At 4:53 p.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a fire alarm due to cooking at 418 Anderson St. GFD reset the alarm and returned to station at 4:58 p.m.

• At 12:40 p.m. on Friday, GFD responded to a fire alarm at 101 E. Hanna St. (Hoover Hall). The alarm was determined to have been activated unnecessarily due to dust in the elevator room created by nearby construction inside the alarm’s detector head. GFD cleared the elevator room of dust and reset the alarm before returning to station at 12:52 p.m.

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.