Putnam Scanner for August 18, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018

County Jail

Three people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:05 a.m. Johnny Laroy Baker, 47, Terre Haute, was lodged at the jail as a habitual traffic violator and for false informing, false identity statement and possession of marijuana.


• At 8:58 a.m. William Hayden Leonard, 23, Cloverdale, was taken into custody on a local warrant.

• At 5:04 a.m. Alonzo Antonio Booker, 38, Indianapolis, was housed at the jail on a local traffic warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• A Greencastle man self-reported a crash in which he was involved early Sunday morning.

Aaron T. Clodfelter, 20, Coatesville, told Deputy Robert Soilleux he had been at an underage drinking party at 2352 S. CR 725 East. Around 3 a.m., Clodfelter said he was helping a friend who had been involved in a fight to flee the party.

Speaking to Soilleux nearly 90 minutes later, he said he thought he may have backed into a car as well as sideswiping another as he “floored it” to leave.

Clodfelter said he did not stay around to find out what had happened because he was trying to get his friend away from the situation. However, he chose to report the crash in case the other party reported it, wanting to avoid a hit-and-run charge.

He said he doubted anyone else would report any damage because they were probably drunk.

Soilleux reported there was damage to the passenger side of Clodfelter’s 2011 Ford Mustang, which shows white paint on the red car.

As of Thursday, no other drivers had come forward to report a hit-and-run at that address.

Soilleux estimated damage at $2,500-$5,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one recent dispatch:

•At 2:50 p.m. on Thursday, GFD was dispatched to 26 E. Seminary St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 2:54 and a cause of fire could not be determined. The alarm was then reset.

They left at 3:06 p.m.

Additionally, GFD recently performed three medical assists and had one disregard.