GPD Response to Incident at Greencastle Inn Leads to Drug Arrest

On August 21st at approximately 11:5am the Greencastle Police Department responded to a call reporting a disturbance at Greencastle Inn located at 1233 Bloomington Street. When officers arrived on scene a vehicle was spotted leaving the motel’s parking lot. Officer Kyle Lee of the Greencastle Police Department attempted to stop the vehicle but he was spotted by the driver who began to accelerate to speeds over 75mph. Officer Lee continued to pursue the vehicle which finally stopped along US 231 South. The suspect got out of the vehicle and still continued to resist police which resulted in the suspect being tased by Deputy Biggs of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was arrested and later identified as Joe Person, age 40 of Greencastle. Further investigation revealed meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and digital scales. Information has been forwarded to the Putnam County Prosecutor’s office.

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