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BREAKING: Warrant sweep nets seven

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Clay County Sheriff's Department Reserve Deputy Nick Workman helped suspect Shawn Holmes into a police cruiser early Thursday morning. Holmes was taken into custody on an outstanding arrest warrant on drug allegations. [Order this photo]
Starting in the early morning hours Thursday, members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Prosecutor's Office and other various law enforcement agencies started rounding up 14 suspects wanted on various outstanding arrest warrants for various drug related charges.

Around 3:30 a.m., local officials were unable to locate two suspects at a rural Parke County residence, but their luck changed upon returning to Clay County.

Within 90 minutes, two separate arrest teams of deputies working in the city of Brazil arrested seven "target" suspects before 8 a.m. Three individuals, who were not being sought as part of the warrant sweep, were also arrested on various charges and one suspect wanted for an outstanding arrest warrant in Parke County was taken into custody.

As officers involved in the operation took a break to strategize how to proceed with the remaining arrest warrants, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton said more information would be released later today.

Clay County Prosecutor Lee Reberger, who was on site during the early morning operation to advise on legal and procedural matters and assist deputies in obtaining potential search warrants, said some suspects could appear in court as early as this afternoon.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Awesome! Patience is a virtue. You may think the drug dealers are getting away with their shenanigans...there is always a day of reckoning. Great Job Sheriff Heaton, Chief Deputy Gambill, and deputies of the Clay County Sheriff's Department. Once again, I am proud to say I live in this community and have this kind of pro-active policing where my children live, work, and play. I'm sure there is a hard-working drug task force to thank for this as well. GOOD JOB GUYS!

-- Posted by flycatcher on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 10:11 AM

Great job CCSD!!! Keep up the good work. I am anxious to hear the names of the rest of the druggies you arrested.

-- Posted by jddriver4960 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 10:35 AM

Great job CCSD!!! Keep up the good work. I am anxious to hear the names of the rest of the druggies you arrested.

-- Posted by jddriver4960 on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 10:36 AM

What? At 5am they weren't up getting ready for work like I was??? ; )


-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 12:06 PM

It says 10 people on WTHI website. Brazil Times needs a Facebook page that updates new stories like WTHI. Just sayin.

-- Posted by ugotitdude on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 1:43 PM

Way to go and keep up the good work!! Our community and neighborhoods are counting on you.

-- Posted by localgal on Thu, Jun 17, 2010, at 2:52 PM


-- Posted by gina grigsby on Fri, Jun 18, 2010, at 11:59 PM


-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Sat, Jun 19, 2010, at 8:39 PM

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