Intimidating Putnam DCS workers lands Roachdale woman in jail

Friday, July 24, 2020

PUTNAMVILLE -- After receiving information that employees of the Putnam County Department of Child Services had received threats of boldly harm and intimidation, Indiana State Police at Putnamville initiated a criminal investigation on April 28.

The investigation revealed that Lacie Dawn Zeller, 40, Roachdale, allegedly threatened to physically harm or retaliate against a total of four employees of the Putnam County Department of Child Services, ISP Master Trooper Detective Ryan Winters said.

The threats and intimidation occurred at the Putnam County Courthouse, at the Putnam County Department of Child Services Office and during several conversations via phone and text with Zeller.

During one incident, Zeller reportedly pursued a child service worker in her vehicle through the streets of Greencastle following too closely, beating on the windows, and screaming at the worker while stopped at traffic lights.

On July 23, Zeller was arrested at her residence by Trooper Kevin Fowler, on a warrant for three counts of intimidation and one count of stalking. Both charges are Level 6 felonies.

Arrested at 9:29 p.m. Thursday, Zeller was remanded into the custody of Putnam County Jail staff.

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    Perhaps the "defund the police" people could send over a social worker...

    -- Posted by dreadpirateroberts on Fri, Jul 24, 2020, at 1:08 PM
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