Putnam Scanner for July 31, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

County Jail

Five people were booked in the Putnam County Jail recently.


• At 11:27 p.m. Charles W. R. Powell, 32, Cloverdale, was housed at the jail on a warrant for domestic battery, intimidation, criminal mischief, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct and battery with bodily injury.

• At 11:12 a.m. Dennis L. Blakely, 43, Indianapolis, was booked in for nonsupport of a dependent child.

• At 11 a.m. Anthony R. Stone, 22, Cloverdale, was lodged at the jail for theft.


• At 11:10 p.m. Kameron E. Hayes, 21, Greencastle, was taken into custody on a warrant for driving with a BAC of .15 or more.


• At 10:33 p.m. Candice Jo Lumpkin, 38, Coatesville, was housed at the jail on a writ.

City Police

Two recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police offers.

• At 11:01 a.m. Monday, Jeffrey Scott Gardner, 52, Bainbridge, was arrested by Officer Darrel Bunten.

Gardner was arrested on the property at the old Charlie’s restaurant on Bloomington Street. He was booked into the Putnam County Jail on a local warrant for criminal trespass.

• At 10:45 a.m. Friday, Dayen Henry, 25, Indianapolis, was arrested by Capt. Chris Jones.

Stopped on Indianapolis Road, Henry was arrested and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a Tippecanoe County warrant for possession of marijuana.

One recent citation was issued by city officers.

• At 3:18 p.m. Wednesday, Ricky Atkinson, 19, Poland, was cited by Officer Nick Eastham.

Atkinson was cited for operating a motor vehicle without financial responsibility following a minor accident on State Road 240, east of Percy Julian Drive. The mishap resulted in only an exchange of information between the parties.

Sheriff’s Department

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

• At 7:19 a.m. on Wednesday, Adam Anderson, 45, Greencastle, was southbound on State Road 243 in a 2015 Freightliner semi tractor-trailer registered to Bulk First. William Payne, 54, Cloverdale, was northbound in a 2005 GMC CK2500 pulling a trailer.

Anderson came around a curve at County Road 700 South and said he met Payne’s vehicle traveling northbound in the southbound lane. Anderson told Deputy Tanner Brown he applied his brakes and got over as far as he could.

Payne told Brown that he passed a house and barn and he was thinking about buying it. He said he looked forward and realized he was over the yellow line.

Payne then swerved back into the northbound lane, but his trailer made contact with Anderson’s truck.

Brown estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 9:32 a.m. on Tuesday, Brian M. Witham, 44, Lizton, was northbound on County Road 200 East in a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia 125 semi-tractor registered to John Edmondson of Clayton. Witham was pulling a trailer filled with grain.

Witham told Deputy Josh Deal there was oncoming traffic so he moved over to make sure there was room to pass. At that point, he felt the vehicle begin to leave the road, so he corrected his driving. However, the trailer left the roadway and clipped a utility pole, causing it to break.

The lines were intact and there was no roadway hazard. Witham got the trailer out of the ditch with little damage.

The utility company was advised of the damage to the pole and a repair was scheduled.

Deal estimated damage at $5,000-$10,000.

• At 3:18 p.m. on Monday, Alisha K. Northrup, 36, Greencastle, was northbound on Jackson Street in Greencastle approaching Beveridge Street in a 2004 Saturn Ion. Clinton W. Gibson III, 52, Greencastle, was also northbound in a 2005 Pontiac G6.

Northrup told Deputy Josh Deal she was slowing to turn right onto Beveridge when Gibson rear-ended her vehicle.

Gibson’s vehicle had to be towed.

Deal estimated damage at $10,000-$25,000.

City Fire

The Greencastle Fire Department responded to three recent dispatches:

• At 4:01 a.m. on Tuesday, GFD was dispatched to 1426 Willow Bend Dr. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 4:08 and determined the alarm had malfunctioned. GFD left at 4:23 a.m.

• At 1:28 p.m. on Wednesday, GFD was dispatched to 500 S. Locust St. for a fire alarm. Firefighters arrived at 1:32 and determined the alarm was caused by a dirty detector head. The detector head was cleaned and the alarm was reset. GFD left at 1:56 p.m.

• At 6:19 a.m. on Thursday, GFD responded to a motor vehicle accident without injuries located in front of 1327 Albin Pond Rd. Units arrived on the scene at 6:27 and checked to see if the area was safe. GFD went back into service at 6:48 a.m.

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

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.