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Brazil couple arrested on drug and neglect charges

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Bobby J. Freeman
A Brazil couple was taken into custody Monday evening on various allegations of drug activity and neglect of a dependent.

Although details are limited due to the ongoing investigation, officials at the Clay County Justice Center confirmed Bobby J. Freeman, 45, and his wife Kimberly J. Freeman, 49, were booked into the facility after information gathered during a month-and-a-half-long investigation.

According to a Clay County Sheriff's Department press release, enough information was gathered on Monday for investigators to obtain a search warrant from Clay Circuit Court for the Freeman's home located at 314 West Kruzan Street.

During the search, officers located an undisclosed amount of marijuana, two firearms and approximately $5,000 in cash.

Officials at the Child Protective Services were contacted to take custody and ensure the safety and welfare of an unidentified, unrelated juvenile living in the home. No further information was released about the juvenile, who was picked up by a family member later in the evening.

Both Bobby and Kimberly were preliminarily charged with dealing marijuana and hash oil, possession of marijuana (under 30 grams), maintaining a common nuisance and neglect of dependent. Kimberly was also charged with dealing marijuana, hash oil, hashish, while Bobby was additionally charged with dealing in marijuana and hash oil.

They were both booked into jail on $10,000 cash bonds. While Kimberly was allowed to bond out for 10 percent ($1,000), Bobby was not allowed 10 percent due to allegedly being on probation in another county.

Kimberly J. Freeman
However, they both bonded out of jail Tuesday.

Since the Freeman residence was located within 1,000 feet of a school or public housing project, officials believe there will be more charges pending a case review by the Clay County Prosecutor's Office.

The Indiana State Police and Brazil City Police Department also participated in this joint investigation.

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So sinse Mr.Freeman was probation, in another county.so he had to pay, 10,000 right? hum wonder where he got the 10,000.. this is so sad. get them off the streets, put them away for about 10 years,,

-- Posted by whisperinghope on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 9:36 AM

What about the fact that they were caught and found with marijuana right around the corner from a school. This should be raised to an A felony if you are within a thousand feet of a school. Hmmm this law must only apply to a select few.

-- Posted by brittbratt on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 9:55 AM


-- Posted by whisperinghope on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 11:02 AM

Obviously the bond was set too low. These people had 5g's laying around the house, so the bond should have been much higher - no 10%.

Come on, they lived next to the elementary school.

-- Posted by reddevil on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 11:31 AM

Where the heck do you just keep $11000.00 so that you can bond yourself out of jail?

-- Posted by time2growup on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 1:35 PM

Twenty years ago I worked with Bobby. Back then he was a real nice guy. It's sad.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 1:37 PM

In response to the last couple of comments, you need to remember that these people have family, friends and loved ones who care about them dearly and Im sure that they were able to make bail because of them. 11,000 dollars isnt really alot of money if you think about it and yeah, maybe the bond was set too low, but it was set by the same people that are trying to put them away. Good people do bad things everyday. It doesnt mean they're bad people or "losers." It's a terrible crime, justice will be served on its own and slandering someones name does no good for anyone. No one is perfect and we all know times are hard and when times get hard desperate people do desperate things, just to make ends meet. THOUGHTFUL, Im positive Bobby is still a really nice guy. Dont let this taint your memory of him.

HOPE FOR PEACE. Pray for their families.

-- Posted by Hopeforpeace on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 4:24 PM

I don't think that law enforcement should treat the family and friends of accused people as if they have done something wrong !! I wonder why they think that's ok. In my world thats just wrong on every level. As for the people that down people they don't know (such as the Freeman's) I am sure you are true angels and have never done anything wrong in fact are you sure your not even earthbound!!

-- Posted by casper on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 8:07 PM

What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty

-- Posted by Erethism on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 9:08 PM

It's better than dealing meth.

-- Posted by ape1 on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 9:36 PM

They broke the law, thats all that matters. It doesn't have anything to do with them being nice or not.

And Ape1, that is one of the dumbest statements I have ever read!

-- Posted by tbdldam on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 10:22 PM

Some of the comments on here are just absurd. I mean really deperate times call for desperate measures. Really. So are you saying you should be able to do what you want to make a dollar illegal or not? That is what is wrong with this world. They think that the law does not apply to them. If you were to read the article it says they got a warrant to search the house and found marijuana. They got the warrant after they had enough evidence to prove there was something illegal going on. Obviously this is not Bobby's first offense or Kimberly's either because one of the charges is maintaining a common nuisance. I know that they have family but no one on here has put them down. One person called them a loser but look at their spelling and grammar (enough said). Do these people need our prayers? Absolutely. This whole country needs our prayers. Just based off of some of the comments the last statement proves to be very true.

-- Posted by time2growup on Wed, Oct 14, 2009, at 11:06 PM

I know the Freemans very well, and they are not he people you are referring to as "LOSERS." As far as what others are saying, no it might not be their first offence, but this dose'nt make them bad people, they were just doing what they had to to get buy. Dont give me that crap about "So are you saying you should be able to do what you want to make a dollar illegal or not?" No one on this planet is perfect, and just because they got caught you think it gives you a right to belittle them? Well you are wrong. Bob and Kim are both good people. Hell they took that little girl in cause her own family could'nt take care of her. Yes they broke the law, let the courts handle it, it's not our pace to judge them. Bobby, Kim, If you are reading this Jayme and I wish you the best of luck, and if theres anything we can do dont hesitate and feel free to call.

-- Posted by anthonydykes on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 6:20 PM

You are right,tulie32! It is all about the money, starting with the users and dealers,right down to the courts and prosecuters.Everyone gets a cut, jail,lawyer,probation,courts,home detention etc...

-- Posted by westsidemom on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 8:40 PM


Be realistic!The very beginning of article states that " after information gathered during a month-and-a-half-long investigation.'the police were able to get a warrant to search and arrest.So i very much doubt that police went on "hear say".And as far as innocent until proven guilty,if its illegal and found on you as a person or in your house,that is proof.It doesn't matter if you are nice, or doing it because of having bad times,it is still against the law.And I do know this couple,I am sure they are not having "desperate times",they have been living the same lifestyle they always have.My grandma always said "You reap what you sew",and "people who live in glass houses, shouldn't throw rocks".The whole point is,when something like this happens,it's what you learn from it.Yes,people make mistakes and do bad things but if you learn a lesson and change your life for the better I believe in second chances.I am not in any way slandering anyone, my prayers are with that precious child.I believe she is the only true "Innocent" person involved.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 9:15 PM

You People need to now what you are talking about before you open your mouth.I know Bob and Kim, have known them for years. I grew up with Bob he is a real nice guy. I have know Kim for years I worked with her she is the nices person you would ever meet.I think the way the police treated them was very wrong.I can teel you one thing they Love that Little Gril they took very good care of her they did everthing for her, they never ever miss treated her bad if she needed any thing they got it for her.Kim watched my granda kids a lot and her and Bob was very good to them I hated to go and pick them up because they were so spoiled by them. Bob and Kim bought them Christmas, got them stuff for Easter,well really about every Holiday they bougth them something.They grow a garden every year and tell everbody if they wanted any just come over and get it. They would give you there shrit off their back if you needed it so you guys need to know what you are saying.What about that froderman man that hit 2 police cars do you here anything about that no because of the name or what.

-- Posted by blue25 on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 10:08 PM

It sounds like to me that Wisperinghope has been though it so what happed to you house arrest or what. People just make me mad when they down people. Nobody is perfect like Jesus said if you have never did anything wrong then throw the first stone they all walked away.So if you are perfect then ok if not know what you are saying.

-- Posted by blue25 on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 10:23 PM

It sounds like to me that that some one has been though it so what happed to you house arrest or what. People just make me mad when they down people. Nobody is perfect like Jesus said if you have never did anything wrong then throw the first stone they all walked away.So if you are perfect then ok if not know what you are saying.

-- Posted by blue25 on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 10:50 PM

I forgot some things what about over at the park the Freemans was the ones that got the frisbee golf over there for everyone,The even too some of there own money too get some of the stuff.Bob is even taking time to help in a haunted house for cancer people so tell me are they bad people I dont think so Kim is even helping.

-- Posted by blue25 on Thu, Oct 15, 2009, at 11:08 PM

Is that Paul Sr. from West Coast Choppers?

-- Posted by Brazilian Wax on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 9:05 AM

Sheila41, i understand peolple putting them down angers you but if they're so nice why did they sell marijuana right around they corner from an elementry school? Hmm sounds like real angels right? I know this couple and I think that they broke the law so why should we feel sorry for them I think we should pray for them and that little girl.

-- Posted by brittbratt on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 9:58 AM

Well Brittbratt you are right we should pray for them,I do ever day. How do you know they was selling it.I know them to and I say you people need to know both sides of the story befor you start judgeing them.We dont have that right to judge.

-- Posted by blue25 on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 11:00 AM

Sheila, take a night course in English please.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 5:34 PM

Obviously the Freemans had plenty of money to spread around for others. They were into illegal activities to do this. Is it just me, or is most of the people here saying it is okay to deal drugs??!!

You do not have to be a loser or a bad person to make bad choices. They were adults and chose to deal drugs and break the law. They should be held responsible for this, I don't care if they stood on a corner throwing $100 bills in the air for everyone!!

-- Posted by tbdldam on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 8:10 PM

How can you be dealing drugs when it was under 30 grams.Dont you think there would be a whole lot more if they were dealers.

-- Posted by blue25 on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 8:50 PM

westsidemom, A person should be considered innocent until it can be proved that they are guilty. If they are accussed of a crime, they should always have the right to defend themselves or be defended. NOBODY has the right to condemn them and punish them for something they have not done. I never said they were innocent or guilty,nor would i want to be the person to make that judgment. Guilty or innocent they still have rights. Believe it or not we the people still have some rights.

-- Posted by Erethism on Fri, Oct 16, 2009, at 9:52 PM

It is possible for law enforcement to make mistakes. Even with the very best intentions, they can be mislead by people with hidden agendas or personal grudges. Evidence can be interpreted many different ways. For example, law enforcement sees a scale and interprets it as drug paraphenelia. A physician sees the same scale and interprets it as evidence that his newly diagnosed diabetic patient is following protocol to weigh food portions to control blood sugar levels. Trace amounts of marijuana leftover from a person who admittedly once was an occasional user, got arrested, cleaned up his act and is attending classes while serving his probation does not equate to a drug dealing operation nor does it warrant the vapid comments some people seem so ready to make. IF there is bonafide evidence against this couple, they will have their day in court. They already are paying a high price for simply having been accused...please do not assume guilt or innocence based on sketchy information. This is still America and our justice system, while sometimes flawed, is still the best in the world.

-- Posted by Patience Worth on Sat, Oct 17, 2009, at 2:51 AM

Wow! Most of you people really crack me up. I really hope you aren't christians. This town is so judgemental. I was always told you shouldn't judge a book by its cover right?

-- Posted by tabbie0658 on Mon, Oct 19, 2009, at 12:51 AM

Either way if they are bad people or not they are guilty they knew the laws and they broke them if they were good people then why did they do it were they desperate? If they had enough money to buy presents for somebody elses kids then they couldnt have been to desperate. But then again I wonder where the money came from. This was right around the corner from an elementary school now they were selling it out of thier homes but what if they decided to move out on the corner and start selling to children. Then no one would defend them no matter what they should be locked up but they aren't I know why and quite a few others know too.

-- Posted by brittbratt on Wed, Oct 21, 2009, at 3:01 PM

Well just because they bought christmas for a kid doesnt meant they werent despert. that is just the kid of guy Bobby is.

-- Posted by confused33 on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 12:03 AM

brittbratt what happed to yous did this happen to yous or what

-- Posted by blue25 on Fri, Oct 23, 2009, at 11:06 PM

Desperate or not it is the law,and people need to obey it.I wonder would some of the "commentors" on this page have the same pity on a stranger with the same charges,someone they don't know personally?I pray everyday that "everyone in this town" can have sobriety and peace in their lives.There is a serious epidemic involving drugs in this town,And when something like this happens to someone we know,it hits home.In this small town newspaper you are always gonna hurt someone's feelings or offend someone.Just remember this is a "comment" section and it is strictly someones opinion on the matter.Everyone has a right to post comments on this site without being subject to a verbal attack.I never claimed to be a judge or jury but I do have an honest opinion on this article because I do know the couple.This is my opinion and not "evidence" against the couple,I feel that they should not recieve any special treament for a punishment "IF" in fact they are found guilty.If the courts made special sentences for all "good samaritans" we wouldn't have such a lack in participation for charities in this county.

-- Posted by westsidemom on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 9:43 AM


Instead of trying to play "detective" why don't you explain how you know so much about this situation and about how much it takes to be considered "dealing".Sounds to me like you are a little too close to this situation.......Or could it be that you are familar with this type of activity because of a certain couple of brothers that are related to you that was arrested back in DEC./08 or JAN09 on similar charges.Seems to me they were front page material too.........

-- Posted by westsidemom on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 9:51 AM

Westsidemom No none of my family has been into that kind of trouble.But I think people need to know both sides before that start saying things about it.I just think if you was a dealer you would have more then what they had.You must not know me so see that tells you people need to know what they are talking about.I have talked to Bob and Kim so I think you need to and that way you all will know what is going on instead of thinking what you want to.

-- Posted by blue25 on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 3:33 PM

Sorry i hit the wrong think I was trying to change pass word hit wrong thing. Iam still Sheila41 sorry. I changed it back

-- Posted by blue25 on Sun, Oct 25, 2009, at 3:54 PM


Please take a night course in english please.

-- Posted by brittbratt on Tue, Oct 27, 2009, at 7:24 AM

I know those two, and all the people need to stop dogging on them, SO KNOCK IT OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nobody even knows the whole story, only them. Bob and Kim, if you read this, I am sorry for the pain that you are going through(you know what I am talking about) and don't worry, things will get better.

-- Posted by anelson001 on Sun, Nov 1, 2009, at 7:59 PM

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