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'Operation Pullover' nets one arrest

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

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James A. Bush
Operation Pullover helped nab a Brazil man wanted on a probation violation, amid other new allegations.

While on patrol as part of the Operation Pullover "Over the Limit Under Arrest" campaign, Brazil City Police Department Patrolman Clint McQueen attempted to pull over a northbound vehicle driven by James A. Bush, 33, for a speeding infraction near the Forest Avenue and Posey Street intersection.

For unclear reasons, Bush did not stop and a short pursuit ensued involving McQueen and members of the Clay County Sheriff's Department that ended in the south parking lot of Lamplight Manor Apartment complex.

Although one officer pulled his Tazer during a scuffle, BCPD officials confirmed to The Brazil Times it was not used.

Officials reported Bush allegedly gave the officers various reasons for not stopping while being taken into custody, including his admission to drinking and that he only had an ID card. Officers also discovered Bush had an outstanding arrest warrant issued in late April by Clay Superior Court for a probation violation in a separate matter involving misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Bush was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital for a chemical test before being medically checked and cleared for incarceration at the Clay County Justice Center.

Taken into custody with no bail due to the outstanding warrant, Bush was also preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, resisting law enforcement and receiving/possession of stolen property because of the new incident.

On Tuesday, Bush appeared via video conference for the outstanding warrant in Clay Superior Court. Attorney Matthew Effner was appointed as defense counsel, bond was set at $7,000 cash (with no 10 percent allowed) and an evidentiary hearing was scheduled for Nov. 24.

Jail officials confirmed Tuesday evening that Bush remained in custody awaiting formal court proceedings in the new case.

During Operation Pullover campaigns, a federal grant through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute allows law enforcement officers to work overtime to conducting sobriety checkpoints, roaming patrols and use other enforcement tools to catch impaired drivers.


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Why do we waste money n a medical check? If he can run he is fine, everything is at his own risk,right?

-- Posted by wtfizdat on Tue, Sep 7, 2010, at 10:01 PM

James was just in a hurry to get home and fix his woman & babies dinner for them. He's a wonderful guy who will do anything for anyone, all they have to do is ask. Poor guy is always being picked on and spends all his money on his woman and babies, can't even afford razor blades. Darn shame.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Tue, Sep 7, 2010, at 10:45 PM

He was going to return the vehicle he 'borrowed' too .. what an injustice to this family man!

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 11:42 AM

YOU PEOPLES SHOULD GET A LIFE AND STOP ALL THIS HATING ON THIS GOOD KIND HEARTED MAN HE IS MY COUSIN'S MOTHER'S BROTHER AND WOUDL GIVE ANYBODY THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK AND WAS JUST TRYING TO GET HOME TO HIS FAMILY YOU ALL AREN'T PERFECT PEOPLE AND YOU SHOULD GET YER FAX STRAIT BEOFRE YOU GO NAME CALLING A GOOD MAN THE COPS ARE ALWAYS PICKING ON HIM AND HE AIN'T DUN NUTTIN WRONG GET A LIFE

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 11:56 AM

THAT'S SOME FUNNY STUFF

-- Posted by ccc on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 1:17 PM

HAAAAA! Thats a riot! You guys just made me split a side. I think I need a med-check now. Holy cow! ohh that hurt too.

-- Posted by wtfizdat on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 1:18 PM

To I am, "Lethel", you are a hoot with your tongue in check comment

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 4:47 PM

LOL Outstanding!

-- Posted by Karma2 on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 5:40 PM

Remember the young man that was stopped by BPD on Pinckley Street near Walnut several years back? He was alledgedly high on illegal drugs. He took off and the police chased him south on S.R. 59, then on I-70 eastbound into Putnam County. Several police agencies were involved in the chase and after he finally stopped (or was stopped), he fought and resisted being handcuffed. Something terrible went wrong and he died after a struggle. He was also, according to some, overweight. Overweight + struggling with police + high on illegal drugs = DEATH. His family is suing the city and whoever else they can blame for his death. Blaming everyone but the guy himself.

Medical clearance must be given by a physician because the Clay County Justice Center will not accept them if they are over a certain limit of intoxication from alcohol or using drugs. And I understand that; criminals have many more rights than your average citizen.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Wed, Sep 8, 2010, at 5:54 PM

Dag, that young man died of positional asphyxia complicated by his weight, and many other factors. It is very common with someone being in the prone position on the ground and being restrained in some form or fashion, not just by law enforcement personnel, could be wrestling with your kids or whatever. I am not going to get into a huge debate over this cuz I'm sure somebody's gonna say sumpin bout et!

I am quite sure that the med-check was because this goober was resisting arrest. Everything needs to be documented in case he decides to try to make some money off of the CCSD and sues them for battery or something equally as foolish.

wtfizdat....are you OK now? hahahahaaaa, that was fun!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Thu, Sep 9, 2010, at 2:12 PM

sayitloud-- you can probably get public assistance and a social security check due to your disability. Post your personal information and I'll get the paperwork started for you.

Good Job and thank you to the officers for getting this highway menace off of the road.

-- Posted by snow on Thu, Sep 9, 2010, at 2:47 PM

Dag-- The person you are speaking of was also a diagnosed schizophrenic. Law enforcement agencies in the area new this as well. I knew him and knew that most of the time he didn't even know who he was or what he was doing. I'm not trying to point fingers or find fault in what happened to him. Maybe the police did everything right; maybe they didn't. That's not my call. All I'm saying is these are two entirely different circumstances and would appear to be hardly comparable.

-- Posted by BrazilBillie on Thu, Sep 9, 2010, at 4:01 PM

Gotta love Super Troopers!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Sep 10, 2010, at 11:10 AM

sayitloud...you couldn't be further from the truth. I did mean what I said at the postional asphyxia but the first post...NO, that was meant to be funny. Everybody else got it! Anybody who has read any of my posts would immediately know that I was poking fun, not that this is a funny subject by no means. Lee Thall, Emmes and myself were just beating others to the punch..line!

I DO NOT condone any type of DUI, DWI, or whatever as this is a serious crime and needs to be dealt with in the harshest manner. I have lost some very dear friends to drunk drivers!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 8:29 AM

(helps Daniel pull the stick out of his rump)

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 11:41 AM

Hahahahahahaaaaaaa.........

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Mon, Sep 13, 2010, at 2:25 PM


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