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Joint investigation nets arrests, discovers stolen merchandise

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

John Deal
A lengthy investigation into reported stolen merchandise from a Clay County business led to a search warrant served by members of the Clay County and Putnam County sheriff's departments, Brazil City Police Department K-9 unit and the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section at a Reelsville residence early Tuesday morning.

Although still in the early stages of the investigation, officials at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department confirmed as a result of the search warrant, John Deal, 56, and Lori Archer, 45, both of Reelsville, were taken into custody before 3 a.m., Tuesday.

Clay County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed to The Brazil Times undisclosed merchandise previously reported stolen from an unidentified local business was discovered at the Reelsville residence.

Putnam County Sheriff's Department officials confirmed that Deal and Archer were booked into the Putnam County Jail.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in Putnam County Circuit Court, Deal is facing formal charges of two counts of class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, two class C felony charges of possession of methamphetamine over 3 grams, one class D felony charge of receiving stolen property, one class A felony charge of conspiracy to commit dealing in methamphetamine, one class B felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a violent felon and one class D felony charge of maintaining a common nuisance.

Lori Archer
According to the probable cause affidavit filed in the same court by officials in the case against Archer is facing formal charges of class A felony dealing methamphetamine, class C felony possession of methamphetamine over 3 grams, class A felony conspiracy to commit dealing in methamphetamine and class D felony maintaining a common nuisance.

Both suspects remain incarcerated without bond while awaiting formal court proceedings, while officials confirmed further details are being withheld to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.

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oh my! does it ever end?

-- Posted by madmom01 on Wed, May 6, 2009, at 9:21 PM

Nope! The good news is that good clean living isn't printed up and published but far outweighs the crime that is.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Wed, May 6, 2009, at 11:32 PM

Look on the inside pages of the paper. Plenty of good things being done. Relay for life, educational programs. Various student achievements and scholarships. Orgs like Rotary etc all doing good works. If you count all this, the good news far outweighs the bad....And now the CDC says the flu ins't as bad as they once thought and needs no school closings any longer as cases mild and deaths "only" when other health problems on board as well or medical help is not sought.

Have a great day.

-- Posted by Jenny Moore on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 6:26 AM

What do you think sells newspapers ? Its this kind of stuff that sells the newspapers. Just think of how many papers would be sold if it was only about churchs and civic groups? not very many i bet,

-- Posted by brazil citizen on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 11:41 AM

Who really cares about little miss Susie homemaker, she has a boring life compared to all the crazy peple who take the cops on chases, kicks the cops in their privates, or are found dealing dope. We like entertainment, it gives us something to talk about, only problem is, that the majority of us have idioits in our families, and it's not entertaining when it's your family getting slammed in the paper.

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, May 7, 2009, at 1:10 PM

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