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David Lee Burchett, 32, of Cloverdale, Arrested for Armed Robbery

Monday, May 8, 2017, 8:50 PM

Putnam County – A joint investigation involving Cloverdale Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Indiana State Police, has resulted in the arrest of an armed robbery suspect.

Arrested: David Lee Burchett, age 32, of Cloverdale, IN.

Charges: (1) Count of Robbery; (1) Count of Pointing a Firearm; (1) Count of Intimidation

Incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail

On Thursday, April 6, 2017, at approximately 12:19 a.m., Putnam County 911 received a call from the Casey’s gas station at 355 North Main Street in Cloverdale, reporting an armed robbery. The suspect was a white male 5-08 to 6-00 tall, wearing a black bandanna over his face, black baseball style cap, and dark clothing. The suspect brandished a black revolver style handgun and demanded money and cigarettes, in which he received approximately $300 and approximately 14 cartons of cigarettes. The suspect then fled north from the store. Over the next several minutes, officers from the three agencies searched the area but were not able to locate the man.

Hours later at approximately 8:50 a.m., Putnam County 911 received a domestic battery call from 250 South Lafayette Street, Apartment 1. Officers responded and noticed the domestic battery suspect appeared to match the description of the earlier armed robbery suspect. Officers arrested David L. Burchett for domestic battery and continued their investigation into the armed robbery.

Over the next few days, surveillance footage was reviewed, search warrants on the apartment and Burchett’s vehicle were executed, and several interviews were conducted. All leading to the Putnam County arrest warrant for David L. Burchett.

The Putnam County arrest warrant was issued this morning, and Cloverdale Police Officer David Brown spotted David Burchett around 4:20 this afternoon, operating his vehicle westbound from Cloverdale on State Road 42. A traffic stop was initiated and Burchett was taken into custody without incident by Cloverdale Officer David Brown, Marshal Steve Hibler, and Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden.

The lead investigating officer on this case was Cloverdale Police Officer David Brown. Assisting were Cloverdale Town Marshal Steve Hibler; ISP Putnamville Detectives Sergeant Sam Stearley and Troy Cobb, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, and the Office of Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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Distracted Driving Crash Results in Minor Injuries

Wednesday May 3, 2017, 2:56 PM

Putnam County—Wednesday afternoon around 12:10, Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of US 40 near County Road 325 West.

Preliminary investigation revealed a Dodge Caravan, driven by 34-year-old Danny Martin of Fillmore, IN., was eastbound on US 40 near CR 325W, when he is alleged to have dropped an article inside the vehicle causing his attention to be diverted. The Dodge Caravan then traveled off the roadway striking a ditch and cement culvert.

Danny Martin and his wife, 29-year-old Amanda Martin, were transported by Putnam County Operation Life paramedics to Putnam County Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening back pain. Their five-year-old daughter was also taken to Putnam County Hospital to remain with the parents, but it is believed she was not injured. No citations were issued.

The crash was investigated by ISP Senior Trooper Johnny Myers. Assisting were ISP Sergeant Cory Robinson and Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Operation Life Paramedics, and Cloverdale Fire/Rescue.

Picture from scene attached.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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ISP Detectives Investigating the Death of an Infant in Putnam County

Friday, April 28, 2017, 10:31 AM

Putnam County – Indiana State Police detectives from the Putnamville Post are currently investigating the death of a three-month-old infant in the town of Bainbridge.

Preliminary investigation revealed that on April 27, 2017, at 5:50 a.m., Putnam County 911 Dispatch received a call from the infant’s father reporting his unresponsive son at their Main Street home. The father attempted medical aid until the arrival of emergency services, with the infant then being transported to Hendricks Regional Health, where the infant was later pronounced deceased.

Later that evening, an autopsy was conducted at Hendricks Regional Health and early indications are the infant may have been the victim of an unsafe sleeping environment with a parent. However, the investigation is still underway with full autopsy results expected in six to eight weeks.

The lead investigator is ISP Detective Don Curtis. Assisting were ISP Detective Sergeant Sam Stearley, ISP Crime Scene Investigator Sergeant Jim Cody, Indiana Department of Child Services Putnam County, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Bainbridge Town Marshal, and the Hendricks County Coroner’s Office.

No other information will be released at this time.

The Indiana State Police and Department of Child Services wish to remind parents of the danger of co-sleeping with infants. Both agencies also encourage when infants are placed into cribs that the sleeping area is free from pads, stuffed animals, and other articles that may at some point, impede or stop the normal breathing efforts of the infant. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) research has shown that the safest place for young babies to sleep is in a cot or bassinet next to their parent’s bed.

SOURCE: Indiana State Police – Putnamville District 53

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