Arrest photo of Bobby Bryant, 49 of Peru

Miami County, IN – A Peru Man faces a charge of Operating While Intoxicated after being found unresponsive behind the wheel of a vehicle in the 4000 block of E. Daniels Rd., Peru.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by ISP Trooper Jonathan Cole, Officers were he dispatched to a 911 call of an unresponsive man behind the wheel of a Jeep like SUV that was stopped in the middle of the road on November 22, 2018, at approximately 7:50 p.m.

Upon arriving on the scene, Trooper Cole observed a green vehicle stopped in the roadway facing eastbound. Cole then activated his emergency lights and approached the vehicle to see a male subject, later identified as forty-nine-year-old Bobby Bryant, Jr. passed out in the driver’s seat.

Trooper Cole knocked on the window loudly without a response from Mr. Bryant. According to Cole’s Report, “I knocked about three more times with Mr. Bryant’s eyes fluttering open and him looking over at me before closing them again and putting his head back against the headrest.”

Arrest photo of Keith Williams, 57 of Converse

Converse, IN – A Converse man was arrested on November 28, 2018, by the Converse Police Department on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated – Refusal.

According to Converse Deputy Jay Smallwood’s Converse Police Department Case Report obtained from the Miami County Prosecutor’s Office, Smallwood responded to the area of N. Jefferson Street and 2nd Street in Converse in reference to a possible intoxicated driver at approximately 9:16 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th.

While searching for the suspect vehicle, Smallwood observed a vehicle traveling west on First Street with no headlights approaching the Dollar General Store. Deputy Smallwood conducted a traffic stop in the Dollar General parking lot.

Upon approaching the suspect vehicle, Deputy Smallwood knocked on the driver’s side window and asked the driver, whom Officer Smallwood knew to be Keith R. Williams, 57 of Converse, to roll down his window. Mr. Williams then rolled down the driver’s side rear window.

Smallwood again asked Mr. Williams to roll down his window and the man replied that he did according to the report.

Arrest photo of Brandon Thomas, 24, of Peru

Peru, IN – A report of an overdose in the 100 block of Blackhawk Court resulted in the arrested of a Peru man on charges of Possession of Narcotic Drug, Possession of Syringe and Possession of Marijuana on Monday, November 26, 2018.

Officers responded to the report of an overdose at approximately 7:46 p.m. on November 26 where they found a female subject at the front door screaming that the man was upstairs in the bathroom.

PPD Officer Shawn Swinford entered the residence and went upstairs finding a male subject lying unconscious on the bathroom floor. Officer Swinford recognized the man to be twenty-four-year-old Brandon Thomas of Peru.

Upon arrival, Brandon was breathing but turning purple in the face. The man would not respond to verbal commands. Swinford administered one dose of Narcan and then proceed to administer sternum rubs attempting to gain a response from Thomas.

Officer Mooney arrived on scene and administered a second dose of Narcan which allowed Brandon to regain consciousness. Upon waking, he was confused as to what had happened and began reaching for his pocket. Officer Swinford restrained him from doing so.

Arrest photo of Joshua Hentgen, 30, of Peru

Peru, IN – A traffic stop conducted by Peru Police found a convicted felon in possession of a firearm on Monday, November 19, 2018, in Peru.

PPD Officer Jeremy Brindle conducted the traffic stop on a dark-colored SUV in the area of Abraham Lane and South Broadway Avenue at approximately 2:42 a.m. on November 19th. The stop was conducted due to the vehicle’s license plate light not working.

After stopping the vehicle and speaking with the driver, Officer Brindle’s report indicated that he noticed that the driver, identified as thirty-year-old Joshua Hentgen of Peru, had dark circles under his eyes and his dexterity was slow.

Hentgen was asked to step outside the vehicle to speak with Officer Brindle. When asked if he had taken any prescription medication, Hentgen said that he had not.

Arrest photo of Todd Burns, 47 of Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill, IN – Todd Burns, 47 of Bunker Hill is facing a felony charge for the theft of a 1,095-pound feeder calf owned by the Maconaquah Cattle Company, an educational program of Maconaquah Schools.

According to a Miami County Sheriff’s Department probable cause affidavit filed by Captain Gary Glassburn, the Sherriff’s Department obtained a sworn statement from a teacher and an administrator at Maconaquah High School that a teacher had received a phone call from Burns on November 17, 2018, reporting that cows were out from the pen.   According to the teacher, Burns volunteers on weekends to check the cattle for the school. Burns reported that he was getting his trailer and getting the loose cattle loaded and returned to the pasture.

The name of the administrator and teacher was redacted from the report by the Prosecutor's Office.  

The teacher then reported that on November 20, 2018, he went to the pasture to check on the cattle and observed that one was missing. He stated it was a large feeder calf. The teacher contacted Mr. Burns who reporter all cattle were in the pen the day before.

The teacher and Burns then drove around the area looking for the calf but were unable to locate it.

Arrest photo of Lloyd Miller, 43, of Peru

Peru, IN – A Peru man became disorderly, struck a police officer, and had to be tased prior to his arrest on Friday, November 23rd at approximately 1:37 a.m.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Officer Jeremy Brindle of the Peru Police Department, Officers were dispatched to a residence in Peru for an open 911 line. Central Dispatch reported they had an open line with the residence and could hear a male talking about rape and could hear a female in the residence as well. The Prosecutor’s Office redacted the address to protect the identity of the victim.

Upon arrival at the scene, officers spoke with a man they know from prior law enforcement encounters as Lloyd Miller, 43 of Peru. Officers also spoke with a female whose name is redacted from the report. According to the report, both subjects appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

Arrest photo of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr., 44 of Bunker Hill

Bunker Hill, IN – An investigation by the Miami County Sheriff’s Department has resulted in the arrest of Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr., 44 of Bunker Hill on two counts of Public Indecency.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Miami County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Larry E. Cattin, the investigation began on October 11, 2018, when two women reported separate incidents where a man exposed his genitals at the gas station located at the junction of County Road 850 S. and S. US Route 31 in Bunker Hill.

The first witness reported that at around 7:00 a.m. or about October 11, 2018, a male exposed himself to her while waiting in line to pay for items. The second witness advised their incident took place later that same day around 4:45 p.m. Both witnesses provided the same description of the male subject as well as the same description of a car. One witness was able to provide a license plate number for the vehicle.

On October 22, 2018, Deputy Cattin was able to get an address associated with the plate number that was provided. Deputy Cattin when to the address and met with a man identified as Jerry Lee Lewis, Jr., 44 of Bunker Hill, IN. Lewis was advised that he was a suspect in an exposure case and told of the evidence law enforcement had. According to his report, Lewis “then hung his head low and stated he had a problem.”

Arrest photo of Christopher Snellings, 25, of South Bend, IN

Miami County, IN – A South Bend Man was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated with Passengers under the age of 18 years old, Operating A Vehicle While Intoxicated – Endangerment, Possession of Marijuana and Operating A Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a License following a traffic stop conducted by the Indiana State Police on US Route 31, Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Trooper Adam C. Moor, the stop was conducted at approximately 11:05 a.m. on November 20, 2018, when he observed a white Chevrolet vehicle traveling southbound on US Route 31 in the area of County Road 400 N.

Using radar, Trooper Moor determined the vehicle to be traveling at 82 miles per hour in a 60 mile per hour zone. Trooper Moor, who was traveling in the opposite direction, turned around to pursue the vehicle.

Upon activating his emergency lights, the Chevrolet did not stop, so Trooper Moor activated his siren in addition to his emergency lights. Upon approaching slowed traffic at County Road 100 N., Moor could see the driver and passenger moving around inside the vehicle. The Chevrolet then pulled over between County Road 100 N. and the exit to US Route 24.