Putnam Scanner for July 6, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

County Jail

Four people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At midnight, Haven Matthew Kleiber, 21, Bainbridge, was lodged at the jail for theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal mischief and public intoxication.


• At 7:44 p.m. Mindy Rachelle Barton, 35, Wagoner, Okla., was taken into custody for driving with a BAC of .15 or more.

• At 3:15 a.m. Alisha Marie Kimes, 41, Fillmore, was housed at the jail on an out-of-county warrant.


• At 9:54 a.m. Christopher Wayne Nelson, 36, Terre Haute, was booked in for driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 4:16 p.m. on Wednesday, Elizabeth L. Cannon, 42, Poland, was southbound on U.S. 231 preparing to turn west on State Road 42 in a 2016 Jeep Renegade. Kirby C. Miguel, 29, Bloomington, was also southbound in a 2009 Honda Civic.

Cannon told Deputy Robert Soilleux she missed the westbound turn lane so she slowed to turn in the intersection instead and was rear-ended by Miguel’s car.

Miguel told Soilleux that Canon slowed suddenly without warning in the middle of the intersection. He said she did not use a turn signal. Miguel said he applied the brakes but could not avoid a collision.

Miguel’s vehicle was towed. Soilleux estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

• At 6 p.m. on Sunday, Gary W. Gaither, 56, Westport, was eastbound on County Road 500 North in a 2015 Ford F-350. Ada L. Stapert, 27, Greencastle, was westbound in a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

Gaither told Deputy Soilleux the other truck approached driving down the center of the road. He said he was as far over as possible but the other truck hit his mirror.

Stapert told Soilleux that the road is narrow because of a culvert and Gaither hit her because he didn’t get over.

Both vehicles suffered only damage to the driver’s side rear view mirror.

Soilleux found that the cement curbs on either side of the road at the culvert give the illusion that it is narrower than it is and there is no painted centerline.

He found, however, that two vehicles can safely pass each other in that location.

The deputy estimated damage at $1,000-$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.