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Unique situations send two to Justice Center

Friday, February 27, 2009

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Bryan L. Fortner
A West Terre Haute man recently learned that using false identification to see an inmate at the Clay County Justice Center allows you to see the facility up close and personal.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Bryan L. Fortner, 31, used identification allegedly reported stolen to sign in for a visit with an unidentified inmate at the facility.

Fortner was taken into custody and preliminarily charged with identity deception, false ID, obstructing justice and forgery. Jail officials confirmed Friday that he remains incarcerated awaiting formal court proceedings per the court calendar.

Further details are unavailable due to the ongoing investigation into this case.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Shayne Frost, 33, was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant stemming from a criminal investigation and probable cause affidavit filed with the Clay County Prosecutor's Office in October 2007.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, after completing legal obligations to another county, Frost was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center on a bond revocation.

On Oct. 11, 2007, the global positioning system of a stolen semi truck led CCSD officials to Frost's residence located on the Clay/Putnam County line.

While serving two search warrants at the location, officers discovered 21,000 cases of reported stolen clay pigeons, miscellaneous items reported stolen from a rural Brazil residence, several reported stolen vehicles, potential drug paraphernalia, an undisclosed amount of methamphetamine, approximately 15 guns and a large number of tools with the serial numbers scratched off.

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Shayne Frost
The prosecutor's office formally charged Frost with various felony charges, including auto theft/auto parts, altering identification number, possession of methamphetamine, possession of controlled substance, possession of paraphernalia, theft and maintaining a common nuisance.

Frost is currently incarcerated awaiting formal court proceedings per the court calendar.


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Thats a shame about shayne. Thats what happens when you get mixed up with the wrong people and activities. I hope he gets more than jail time, I hope someone can get him some help.

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 6:02 AM

Those two clowns belong on "America's Dumbest Criminals".

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 2:34 PM

When does a person transition from being "mixed-up with the wrong crowd" to actually being the wrong crowd? How sad.

-- Posted by brazilian on Sat, Feb 28, 2009, at 10:06 PM

tulie32 - 21000 cases of clay pigeons at $7.00 a case is $147,000! While the clay pigeons may not have been what the theif intended to steal, that is still a hefty sum of money and not funny.

What would have been riotiously funny would be a vidio of when they opened the truck and found that they had a truck full of clay pigeons instead of what they expected to find...lol.

Now we need to see if a truckload of shotgun shells turnd up missing...lol!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Sun, Mar 1, 2009, at 10:34 AM

Very well said brazilian. It's not like the guy is a 12 year old.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sun, Mar 1, 2009, at 4:26 PM

"When does a person transition from being "mixed-up with the wrong crowd" to actually being the wrong crowd? How sad."

Shayne used to be an upright person. Served oversees and was proud of what he did and accomplished and had a good future planned out. How or why he "transitioned" is beyond me and not too much of my concern. He made the mistakes, so now its time he pays for his crimes. But I hope he gets some help and becomes a good person again

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Sun, Mar 1, 2009, at 6:38 PM

Should be "stupidest criminals", this is only the beginning of things to come. I'm sure we have seen anything yet.

-- Posted by rooster1 on Mon, Mar 2, 2009, at 1:11 PM

Jeez, we have idiots among us!

-- Posted by maggiegirl on Mon, Mar 2, 2009, at 2:25 PM


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