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One arrested after traffic stop, pursuit

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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Jason Paul Keck
* Officials still searching for second suspect who ran off

A recent traffic stop led to a pursuit that ended in the arrest of one suspect and a search for another.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Mike Heaton noticed a suspicious driver in the area of State Roads 59 and 46.

After initiating a traffic stop, Heaton approached the vehicle to question the driver and a man riding in the back of the truck. But the driver took off, narrowly missing the sheriff as he fled the scene.

A pursuit ensued, with deputies following the truck south on County Road 1400 South. According to officials, the passenger in the back of the truck began throwing items out of the truck.

The pursuit ended when the driver lost control and the truck crashed into a ditch near CR 400 W and CR 1100 S.

The driver got away, but K-9 Handler/Sgt. Josh Clarke and K-9 Officer Forrest located Jason Paul Keck, 34, Terre Haute, a short distance away.

Keck was preliminarily charged with trespass, resisting law enforcement, possession of anhydrous ammonia and theft. He remains incarcerated on a $70,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed) waiting further court proceedings.

Further details are not available due to the ongoing investigation.


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Drugs in Clay County? Say it ain't so Ollie.

Good job CCSD !!

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Apr 13, 2010, at 10:52 PM

yeah good job ccsd...but it doesnt matter how good of a job they do because once joe trout gets ahold of them he'll be holding this guys hand and letting him walk....just like he does with everyone else...look this guy up in a year and see where he's at...bet it wont be in prison....

-- Posted by s.o.s. on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 7:13 AM

The Prosecutor will plea it out anyway. If I'm not mistaken I believe he has only taken about 8 cases to trial in his tenure as prosecutor.

-- Posted by Schraderfan on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 8:27 AM

NO PLEA BARGAINS ! lets vote in Charles Hear as prosecutor, if he doesnt crack down on these dopers we can try again next term.Its a daily occurrence with these drug stops, our police officers are in danger , our children, and any one else who gets around these jerks

-- Posted by otis66 on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 8:38 AM

I agree these people need to be dealt with in a totally different way than they have been BUT let's not forget about the other offenders that need dealt with too like...... Sexual Offenders, Violent offenders and Drunk Drivers.... We need someone who is willing to do it all and just not hit on the popular offenses right now to get a vote!!!!!!

-- Posted by Innocent on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 9:41 AM

Another great job, keep up the good work CCSD. As for another poster, I know for a fact that the Sheriff's Department has a person working five days or more a week, whose only job is to deal with the tracking and registering of sexual and violent offenders. I read the paper online and it seems like there is always a story or information in the public record about burglars and thieves being arrested. I also know that Detective Maynard at CCSD has investigated and arrested a good number of rapists and child molesters lately, so I think most bases are being covered there. Also, from what I understand, Sheriff Heaton doesn't have an opponent on either the Republican or Democratic side so he really doesn't have to worry about votes yet he is still out there making traffic stops and doing investigations himself.

-- Posted by snow on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 4:27 PM

They plea out to save time, turn them into snitches and get money for probation, house arrest, home detention, drug classes, counseling, etc. It pays the county for them not to go to prison...

-- Posted by bellababy on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 6:44 PM

Snow, you sound like his campaign mgr. Are you?

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 8:27 PM

Lee- nope, I'm a blue dog, the Republicans wouldn't have me.

-- Posted by snow on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 9:17 PM

#1- Real life is not like Law and Order on T.V. Bellababy seems to know the score.

#2- My brother-in-law spent several weeks in the Clay County jail (not proud, can't chose your in-laws) before he was brought over for his hearing and NEVER met with his public defender, Charles Hear. When he showed up for court - late - he did not have any idea what he was in trouble for - he did not even have my brother-in-law's file - had to borrow one from the prosecutor. The prosecutor was respectful and fair and was 200% more helpful in explaining things than Chuck. Apparently, the judge thought the plea was fair because he accepted it. I may vote for the guy who gave my brother-in-law jail time. At least he knows the law, is prepared and professional - apparently he has not ever had his license suspended either. Before anyone asks, no, I have no connection to any of the 3 candidates, TEA PARTY BABY! I just know what I have experienced and plan to go to the courthouse this week to get some information on the cost of a jury trial, the number of cases that would have to be continued as a result of a trial, and how things were handled under Mr. Thomas and Mr. Pell as well as in surrounding counties. I'll keep you posted on the results, if you are interested in facts and not just opinions.

-- Posted by oustthedems on Wed, Apr 14, 2010, at 10:26 PM

judge trout is a fair judge. not everyone needs the book thrown at them. its unfair that u try to bash him on here. I'm sorry that your family lives in a glass house but I can guarntee you that if you happen to to have a drug addict in your family you'd want them to be given a chance. its easy for you to start blowing off about what the courts do wrong but until you do their job and walk in their shoes leave them alone. I wouldn't want their job for any amount of money. i'm sure its not easy to send someone off to prison and away from their family the judges and prosecutors have a lot of moral and ethical dilemmas they face 2. so get off your soap box. if you can do a better job then get your education requiements and run for office

-- Posted by ape1 on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 7:42 AM

OUSTTHEDEMS - I enjoy intellectually stimulating conversation and, speaking only for myself, would be very interested in the facts as presented .. please keep me in the loop.

As for Trout, I've never had a problem with the man, personally or professionally.

As for Charles Hear .. I haven't heard much good said about him in this forum and have to admit, it isn't 'perceived' well (in my eyes, at least) when an attorney works out of his home. Most attorneys have a real office. I won't vote for the man.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Apr 15, 2010, at 12:00 PM


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