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September 23, 2017

9/11/2017 12:46:00 PM
Charges -From drugs to threatening with knife

Randall J. Hatton, 47, 8365 S 175 W Commiskey is charged with possession of meth, an L6F; visiting a common nuisance, a B misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a C misdemeanor

Raven L. Grider, 24, 4125 S CR 600 E, Dupont is charged with dealing a narcotic drug, an L5F. NVPD Isaac Barkes responded to an overdose in the men's bathroom at Walmart on Jan 31. It was later determined he was brought to the store by his mother and that he likely received the narcotics while there. Based on this, Officer Beville and Barkes viewed surveillance footage. The video showed Porter meeting a woman in the store's parking lot and the two passing something off to one another. They then separated and the woman, identified as Grider, left. The man then walked back to Walmart and less than 10 minutes later the overdose call was received by Dispatch. Later, Grider was pulled over with and arrested.

Now, the case has been dismissed as the result of a plea agreement in 2 L5F cases, one here and one in Marion County.

Scott Alan Stokes, 50, 210 Vintage Trace, NV, is charged with intimidation where the defendant draws or uses a deadly weapon and battery by means of a deadly weapon, both L5Fs; and criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, an L6F.

Reserve Sergeant Douglas R. Brown was sent to the county park in late July 22 regarding a man with a knife threatening campers. A camper complained that he found Speer in his tent and that the man pulled a knife on him. Once arrested, Stokes submitted to a breathalyzer and his BAC was allegedly 0.294.

Luke S. Newkirk, 27, of Seymour is charged with operating a vehicle after being adjudicated a habitual traffic offender and resisting law enforcement and possession of meth, all L6Fs; and possession of marijuana, a B misdemeanor.

On Aug. 21, Sheriff Gary Driver and Detective Jim Blevins were driving on CR 575 W and saw a pickup truck leave a home, in front of them. A gas can and black funnel fell from the back of the truck onto the road. The sheriff attempted to catch the vehicle to tell him about the loss but the pickup instead sped ahead.

The sheriff then activited his lights to pull him over, but Newkirk allegedly failed to stop and finally pulled into a driveway where he got out before the truck even stopped. He ran into a cornfield. K9 Vampir was called to help in search. A short time later, officers heard Vampir barking in custody of the dog. An ambulance was called.

Bail set at $31,000.

Newkirk is also charged with possession of meth and obstruction of justice, both L6Fs; possession of a controlled substance and of paraphernalia with prior conviction, both A misdemeanors; and visiting a common nuisance, a B misdemeanor. On Aug. 13 a car he was riding in was pulled over for speeding.

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