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Officials thwart possible theft

Thursday, September 16, 2010

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James J. Duchane
With one suspect in custody, law enforcement officials are seeking an arrest warrant for an unidentified driver who got away on foot after a police pursuit early Thursday morning.

According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, James J., Duchane, 53, Terre Haute, was taken into custody after a brief police pursuit that began on State Road 46.

Around 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Deputy/K-9 Handler Brison Swearingen was on patrol when he saw a vehicle exit Howesville Farm Supply. Although Swearingen initiated a traffic stop, the male driver of the vehicle refused to stop and continued westbound on the highway and then turned onto county roads.

Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times preliminary information shows speeds in the 2-3 minute pursuit did not go above 50 mph, but the driver of the vehicle was probably going too fast on a gravel road.

Heaton said the vehicle went airborne, causing the driver to lose control and wreck in a nearby ditch. An anhydrous tank was thrown from the vehicle during the accident.

The driver and Duchane, who was the passenger in the vehicle, ran away.

Swearingen deployed K-9 Officer Dayk and was later assisted by CCSD Sgt./K-9 Handler Josh Clarke and K-9 Officer Forrest in the search for the two individuals.

Duchane was located and taken into custody, while the driver got away. However, evidence located during the search and subsequent interviews with the owner of the vehicle will be used to obtain an arrest warrant for the driver.

Duchane was booked into the Clay County Justice Center of preliminarily charges of trespass, conspiracy to commit, resisting law enforcement and theft. The charging information has been provided to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for further review and officials expect more charges to be filed in the matter.

Facing a $7,000 cash bond (no 10 percent allowed), Duchane remains in custody while awaiting formal court proceedings.

Further details are unavailable to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation.


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He doesn't look a day over 70.

-- Posted by Dagnabbitt on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 8:49 PM

I have to agree,Dagnabbitt. Meth does some wonderful things to the body doesn't it? Nice sores on the face, also.

-- Posted by th1953 on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 9:08 PM

I can't believe that people would want to ingest stuff that is made up of industrial cleaners, pesticides and other toxic chemicals. I see it everyday but it still amazes me.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Thu, Sep 16, 2010, at 10:43 PM

This guy should be the poster boy for "Faces of Meth"!

-- Posted by flycatcher on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 6:05 AM

Great job to CCSD and Officers Dayk and Forrest! We'd be a lot less fortunate if we didn't have these officers in our Sheriff's department!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 11:51 AM

I know this guy .. he's like 27.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 12:02 PM

Emmes, the article says he's 53.

QUOTE: " James J., Duchane, 53, Terre Haute, was taken into custody after a brief police pursuit that began on State Road 46."

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 12:15 PM

It is, has been, and always be HOWESVILLE FARM SERVICE. And it is located on State Road 246.

-- Posted by megspu on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 2:49 PM

LEE .. darling .. I was being a smart *ss.

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 3:43 PM

Then try using a :) or a ;) Thanks.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 5:18 PM

megspu, the proof reader took another day off. Happens quite frequently at the Times.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Fri, Sep 17, 2010, at 5:21 PM

Ahh,It's been so long and I see asusual U.R. still doesn't have a hobbie!!

Hey Lee how's the time going? You know all that you put into anally correcting people.

"I bet your a hoot at a party"!!

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Sat, Sep 18, 2010, at 12:13 AM

You guys need to be nice to Lee. This paper, and its comments, are the only thing he lives for (Or so it seems). Give him a break!

-- Posted by Oldtown on Sat, Sep 18, 2010, at 12:21 AM

I would have put a :) or ;) on the end of my last post. But, I was not really joking.

-- Posted by Oldtown on Sat, Sep 18, 2010, at 12:23 AM

Come on people lets give the poor guy a break

-- Posted by Thorn44 on Sat, Sep 18, 2010, at 7:21 AM

The only reason I point out a mistake is because most of you would not know the difference. Red, you must be talking about where your head is most of the time.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Sep 18, 2010, at 6:28 PM

U.R. of course if I'm talking about you being anal.Then as you being the so called brains of the bunch. That would be my head in your a$$. And I'll let that go,Because at least I'm giving your poor soul something to do. Thank me later,And I'm just tryin' to help a Ole Fart Out..Opps,I mean a smart ole fart out. kissy..kissy!!

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Sun, Sep 19, 2010, at 12:34 PM

I know this guy .. he's like 27. ; )

Somehow it isn't amusing anymore .. dang it! Another missed opportunity to impress Lee.

(almost forgot) :p

-- Posted by Emmes on Sun, Sep 19, 2010, at 1:55 PM

JEALOUS!!?

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Tue, Sep 21, 2010, at 1:45 PM


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