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Two in custody with feds

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Two Clay County residents are currently in the custody of the United States Marshals Service on similar criminal drug allegations stemming from a joint 18-month investigation by members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Timothy A. Cheatham, 44, Harmony, and Ronald Ingalls, 38, Poland, were both transported to federal authorities in Indianapolis this week.

Appearing in federal court on the allegation of distribution of methamphetamine in excess of 500 grams or more, Cheatham remains in federal custody pending further court proceedings.

Arrested earlier this month for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, Ingalls was also a person of interest in the investigation of alleged drug activities in Clay and Putnam counties.

Officials confirmed Ingalls was also in federal custody pending a case review on similar drug allegations Thursday.

Because federal authorities have showed an interest in the cases, Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger said his office would have to make a decision soon as to whether to drop local charges or continue with prosecution in the separate cases.

However, he said the federal government has greater resources to prosecute suspects more aggressively under federal law than individual state statues, which is why local charges are usually dropped to allow the federal courts to prosecute suspects to the fullest extent of the law.

Further details concerning the status of the two cases remain limited due to federal involvement.

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They need maximum jail time...

It makes our justice system look like a total joke; arrested, released, arrested, released.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 8:46 AM


Have you ever worked in the law enforcement field??

-- Posted by th1953 on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 11:29 AM

Blast, must have missed the entries in the county budget for "kick backs".

Perhaps some people would prefer to live where the death penalty is implemented more often without due process or any need to prove guilt. I hear there are such places in this world where one can live among like minded people, say Iran for instance.

While there are, no doubt, corrupt police officers somewhere....the "good guys" are after them too....lol.

At least, these two are off the streets for a while. That is a good thing.

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 12:32 PM

Freedom, if your post wasn't so pathetic, it would almost be funny. The police DO NOT get paid with bail money. That is a lie and you know it, well maybe you don't. You say most people are too stupid, well pal, you're right at the top.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 2:23 PM

if all u haters knew all the lies n the news u wouldnt b talkin so much crap!!!

but we thank u 4 all ur time

-- Posted by nicholas' girl on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 6:36 PM

Hey nicholas' girl, what lies are you talking about?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 7:26 PM

About half the county's budget goes to pay for some form of enforcement of the law. Sure be great if just bail money could pay all that. I'd love for my taxes to be cut in half! LOL

-- Posted by brazilian on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 11:05 PM

You can always tell when the cops or someone that works in the p.d. starts their defensive CRAP, immediately try to turn it and question the other person, they're worried we know the truth and trust me... WE DO !

-- Posted by Ombudsman on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 3:24 PM

Who is your post directed at Ombudsman?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Jan 23, 2010, at 7:35 PM

Now that sayitloud.. is funny!

-- Posted by ilovescrapbooking on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 9:07 PM

freedom1, you are a complete tool. just because you own the entire 1989 season of cops does not make you an expert on law enforcement.

-- Posted by sayitloud on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 7:15 PM


That deserved repeating !!!

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Mon, Jan 25, 2010, at 10:52 PM

OMG! it amazes me how when criminals get busted they become such great people and the police get all the grief..I work in law enforcment and with other agencies of law enforcement and I can tell you NONE of us EVER get kick backs, we may GET KICKED IN OUR BACKs, shouted out, shot at, spit on, yelled at swerved at, and called names, but we are all out there doing the job that most of you won't do....so before you start criticizing, think about that the next time you need one of us. We are in a war on a daily baisis trying to protect everyone, we dont' make the laws, we just enforce them to the best of our abilities and capabilities with the means we have..instead of turning a blind eye to your neighbor's activities be more vigilant and start looking out for each other, it would make our jobs allot easier...OH but if someone is messin with you, you don't hesitate to call a corrupt, underhanded, biased pig now do you....Great job Clay County for getting 2 more off the streets!

-- Posted by cillverfox on Tue, Jan 26, 2010, at 4:27 PM

AMEN, cillverfox .. AMEN!

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jan 28, 2010, at 12:07 PM

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