Putnam Scanner 7-25-17

Monday, July 24, 2017

County Jail

Eight people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 8:29 a.m. Terry Lowell Harper, 66, Rockville, was lodged at the jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

• At 3:37 a.m. John Paul Secrest, 40, Bainbridge, was taken into custody for theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia and on a Hendricks County warrant.


• At 6:23 p.m. Brandi Nicole Crew, 31, Cloverdale, was arrested on a local warrant and an out-of-county warrant.

• At 11:46 a.m. Jeffery Dean Wilcox, 55, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail for failure to register as a sex offender.

• At 4:46 a.m. Ronald James Dyer, 39, Indianapolis, was charged with disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana.


• At 10:47 p.m. Todd Ray Masten, 54, Greencastle, was booked in for public intoxication.

• At 8:34 p.m. Anthony Michael Jones, 21, Greencastle, was lodged at the jail on a local warrant.


• At 6:18 p.m. John Alfred Hess, 64, Cloverdale, was taken into custody for driving while intoxicated.

City Police

One recent property-damage accident was investigated by Greencastle City Police officers.

• At 1:07 p.m. Thursday, a two-vehicle mishap was reported on Walnut near Vine Street.

Sarah Lee, 36, Greencastle, was southbound on Vine Street, driving a 2001 Mazda Familia, when a 2000 Honda Civic, reportedly being driven the wrong way westbound by Esther Hale, 16, Greencastle, struck the Lee vehicle.

Hale told Sgt. Ed Wilson she did not realize she was going the wrong way on the one-way street and did not see a stopsign, which of course would have been facing the opposite direction.

Total damage in the accident was estimated at $2,500-$5,000.

Hale was issued a warning citation for driving the wrong way.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated one recent property-damage crash.

• At 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Bradley W. Benson, 35, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 about 2,000 feet south of U.S. 40 in a 2001 Toyota Echo. Charles E. Durbin, 43, Gosport, was also southbound in a 2011 Chevrolet Malibu.

Durbin told Deputy Jeffery Freeman that Benson’s car did not have any brake lights or turn signal illuminated, causing him to rear-end the vehicle.

Freeman found the lights to be inoperable.

Damage was estimated at $1,001-$2,500.

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.