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Putnam Co. man arrested with gun on playground

Friday, May 29, 2009

Robert Price II
A Putnam County man was recently arrested for possession of a firearm in a local school playground.

According to Brazil City Police Department Sgt. Dennis Archer, Robert Price II, 30, was taken into custody while officers were investigating a fight on the Meridian Elementary School playground shortly after midnight Wednesday.

When officers initially arrived, five unidentified people (four males and one female) were standing around, of which one male was dirty and appeared to have been in a scuffle. The male told officers he had gotten into a dispute with a family member, but did not want to press charges.

While talking with the officers, another male seemed to be very anxious and nervous when asked about his name.

"He identified himself as Chad McPheters," Archer said, adding one of the officers noticed something odd about the suspect's appearance. "One of the officers said he noticed a strap hanging out of the back of his shirt."

During a pat down of the suspect, Archer said officers discovered the suspect was wearing a shoulder holster with a gun inside. Officers also found Price's identification and an Indiana Department of Correction release card.

While Price was being taken into custody, officers discovered during an a routine records check arrest warrant issued from Putnam County for failure to appear on one count of possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of controlled substance.

Archer said the four remaining individuals at the school were issued trespass warnings.

Price was taken to the Clay County Justice Center on the outstanding arrest warrant and booked on additional preliminary charges of refusal to aid an officer, possession of firearms on school property, felony possession of firearms and possession of an unlicensed weapon.

Upon further investigation into Price's records, a second outstanding arrest warrant for auto theft charges, also issued in Putnam County, was discovered.

Jail officials confirm Price remains incarcerated on a $7,000 cash bond awaiting formal court proceedings.

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Nice tatoo.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 10:29 PM

Careful Ash, there are a few here who don't like it when it's pointed out that Brazil & Clay County are full of drugs & thugs. But then they can't deny it can they? :)

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, May 29, 2009, at 10:34 PM

There are also a few here, Lee, that never give credit to Officers for doing an outstanding job when arresting these people ~ it's an endless, thankless job to combat "drugs & thugs" ~ why not for once, give the Officers a pat on the back for trying to make our community a better place?

-- Posted by karebabe on Sat, May 30, 2009, at 7:57 AM

I agree with karebabe. Anyway good find officers.

-- Posted by Criminology08 on Sat, May 30, 2009, at 1:58 PM

Karebabe, the Brazil/Clay County officers do the best they can. As with almost every P.D., they operate short staffed & with a lack of resources. Never said they didn't. And if they are making drug arrests, they are doing there jobs. Exactly what they are paid to do.

Brazil/Clay County is a mecca of Meth labs and users. Almost all arrests that are published by this newspaper involve drugs. That can't be denied. And you for example, asked why not give the police credit, rather than pointing out the pit this City & County have become. So I guess you fit right in with my post. So go ahead and pretend it's not happening.

Want to take odds on there being a story in this paper about a Meth arrest in Brazil/Clay County this week??

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Jun 1, 2009, at 8:44 AM

Lee ~

Never stated or insinuated that I wasn't aware of the drug problem in Clay County ~ trust me I am totally aware of this problem ~ I think that some comments insinuate that our Law Enforcement Officers are not doing their job or worse, yet, are just as bad as the "thugs" ~ time for everyone concerned with the drug problem to rally behind the guys out there constantly fighting this problem ~

-- Posted by karebabe on Tue, Jun 2, 2009, at 10:13 AM

It's all about appearances. Seems this guy wanted to give whoever he hangs out with the appearance of being a "thug". Was it worth it, dude?

Yes, applaud the officers and police who apprehended this guy. Way to go !

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jun 4, 2009, at 9:50 AM

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