Putnam Scanner for January 16, 2019

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

County Jail

Six people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 2:37 a.m. Cole Ray Shoemaker, 18, Roachdale, was housed at the jail for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia with a prior conviction and possession of marijuana.


• At 4:08 p.m. Nickie Michelle Winslow, 42, Bainbridge, was booked in on a local warrant.

• At 2:59 p.m. Emilee Gabrielle Cline, 29, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail on a petition to revoke probation.

• At 2:03 p.m. Charles Perry Cooper, 30, Greencastle, was taken into custody for contempt of court.

• At 1:33 p.m. Darin N. Dawson, 32, Roachdale, was housed at the jail for unlawful possession of a syringe and driving with a suspended license.

• At 11:31 a.m. Jerod Alan Gruenholz, 44, Fillmore, was booked in on a local warrant.

Sheriff’s Department

Putnam County sheriff’s deputies investigated two recent property-damage crashes.

• At 7:16 a.m. on Saturday, Deputy Matt Biggs, 31, Bainbridge, was stopped on eastbound U.S. 40 in a 2018 Ford Explorer registered to the Putnam County Sheriff.

Marshall W. Lucas, 43, Brazil, was eastbound in a 2015 Subaru WRX when he noticed flashing blue and red lights. He told Deputy Josh Boller he believed the emergency vehicle was transporting something and was mobile.

However, he advised when he noticed the emergency vehicle was stationary, blocking the roadway and he swerved to avoid the collision.

Lucas then struck the left rear portion of Biggs’ vehicle, causing minor damage.

Neither driver reported injuries.

Damage was estimated at $1,000-$2,500.

• At 11:28 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 3, Rodney J. Lady, 52, Greencastle, was southbound on U.S. 231 in a 2014 Toyota Scion.

Lady told Deputy Boller he began to feel tired. He said he fell asleep and woke up when he hit a tree head on.

Boller reported that the vehicle had left the roadway and hit an embankment, traveling up the hill and hitting the tree.

At the scene, Lady told Boller he had a headache, but said he would drive to the hospital if he needed medical assistance.

The car was towed.

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

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to one recent dispatch:

• At 8:22 p.m. on Monday, GFD was dispatched to 109 W. Hanna St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 8:26 and determined that the alarm was due to cooking.

The alarm was then reset by DePauw Public Safety. GFD left the scene at 8:32 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.