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Robbery suspect arrested

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Travis Pugh
A Clay County man is in jail following an alleged attempted robbery Tuesday evening.

According to officials with the Brazil City Police Department, at approximately 10:02 p.m., a white male entered the Speedway gas station on West National Avenue, Brazil.

The man stated to the cashier, "Give me all the money in the drawer. I have a gun."

According to officials, no weapon was displayed.

The man made no attempt to hide his face during the altercation. He left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash in a vehicle, heading north on Depot Street.

Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce said at approximately 10:53 p.m., the suspect's vehicle was located in the West Central Village housing area by officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Upon discovering the vehicle, county and city official K-9 units then began a search for the suspect.

Two juveniles were located and immediately held as participants in the robbery, Pierce said.

He said both -- a male and female -- were 17 and were immediately transported to a juvenile detention center in Muncie.

"We believe that (the juveniles) left the scene on foot rather than in the car once they found out what was going on," Pierce said.

Only minutes later, the suspect, Travis Pugh, 25, Brazil, was located and placed under arrest.

Pugh, according to officials, resisted arrest, kicking one police officer. He was later subdued via Tazer and K9 units.

According to officials, as Pugh resisted, he spat blood on a Clay County Deputy.

Pugh was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and treated for injuries -- including the Tazer injury and a dog bite -- before being transported to the Clay County Justice Center.

Pugh was preliminary charged with robbery, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and battery by bodily fluids.

Pierce said Pugh is also facing probation charges in Florida.

"A lot of things happened here that were good," Pierce said. "The Speedway employees were able to get a great description besides having video. And the people that were in the Speedway were great eyewitnesses. There was also great cooperation between the sheriff's department and police department."

According to officials at the Clay County Justice Center, Pugh remains incarcerated on a $10,000, no 10-percent allowed, bond while awaiting formal arraignment.


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JASON, there is an "oopsie" in this article. "Pierce was preliminary charged with robbery, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and battery by bodily fluids." Should state "Pugh" I hope!

Good job by all who apprehended this fine citizen. I hope the dog doesn't get rabies from biting this guy!

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 9:53 AM
Response by Brazil Times:
Thank you for pointing this out. It has been corrected.

This young man has been in trouble for years. He gets little or no punishment so he is soon back out on the streets. Check with Parke County, I am sure they have a huge file on him.

-- Posted by indianamama on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 9:54 AM

This is my favorite part of the story:

"Pugh was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and treated for injuries -- including the Tazer injury and a dog bite -- before being transported to the Clay County Justice Center."

Smart move, Dude .. rob the convenience store CLOSEST to your apartment. BRILLIANT!! You must be related to the guy who robbed the SHELL station some time back. I believe he was apprehended on a bicycle.

Good job, CCSD.

-- Posted by Emmes on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 10:49 AM

"Pierce was preliminary charged with robbery, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and battery by bodily fluids."

Pierce was charged? This is not going to look good if he decides to run for office again. Mr. Editor, what is a "while male"?

-- Posted by Brazil 78 on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 11:21 AM
Response by Brazil Times:
Brazil 78,

You are correct. White male should have been written and it has been corrected.

This guy made a monumental effort towards being inducted into the Stupid Hall of Fame. Robbing a place near his home and making no attempt to hide his face. Then Exhibit B: Fighting with the cops. That never pays off. It got him 50,000 volts and dog bit.

-- Posted by JRS5963 on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 11:24 AM

Just wait till I invite Perverted Justice and Chris Hanson to Clay County ;)!

Ohhh, then what fun we will have!

"Take a seat DirtyKnight69, lets talk about these chats logs!"

-- Posted by WickedSpring64 on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 3:24 PM

After the events of the past week, our fine officers are, as usual, ready, willing and able to protect us. Great Job Done to All! Keep all officers in your prayers and give thanks - for they are there: "To Protect and Serve" us.

-- Posted by captnwench on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 4:16 PM

What an idiot! Good job to the police! Now keep him locked up and off the streets!

-- Posted by lovethistown on Wed, Jul 20, 2011, at 6:32 PM

Welcome to Worlds Dumbest Criminals you moron!!! Great job to all those who apprehended him!!!

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 12:20 AM

Idiot!!!!!

-- Posted by yearight on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 1:18 AM

I tell you what. That guy was really dumb to come back close to home. Did he think the police and everybody wouldn't find him. I seen it all when he came back to the village. He just ran back into the woods and didn't go any farther. And I thought some of the stuff people do on Cops where dumb in some parts. But he tops the cake. Obviously he wasn't that bright. And ruining his life over a couple hundred dollars. Come on.

-- Posted by lisaheckman34@gmail.com on Sat, Jul 23, 2011, at 11:32 AM

Im sure he"s a good kid he just has taken the wrong path. Jesus keep him safe please until i can see him AMEN...

-- Posted by nacho1234 on Mon, Jul 25, 2011, at 8:32 PM


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