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Officers arrest three

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Jack D. Barnett Jr.
A Clay County man wanted on two warrants was arrested with two others late Friday.

According to information provided by the Brazil Police Department, at approximately 11:19 p.m., Friday, Officer Elliott Mullinix was traveling north on Alabama Street when he observed a blue Cadillac with a white top also traveling north on the street.

Prior to seeing the vehicle, Mullinix stated he had received information about the vehicle described and that a Clay County resident wanted on two separate probation violation warrants had been driving the vehicle.

Dustin J. Alexander
According to Mullinix, the vehicle continued north on Alabama and eventually turned into the Marathon Gas Station at the corner of Alabama Street and National Avenue.

At this time, Mullinix said he noticed four people were occupying the vehicle.

After the vehicle came to a stop, Mullinix stated he pulled into the station and exited his patrol car as three individuals got out of the vehicle.

Courtney Day
Mullinix also noticed a child in the backseat of the car.

According to information provided, Mullinix asked the three individuals for identification. Two of the individuals asked if they could go into the station as Mullinix approached a male sitting in the front passenger seat.

Mullinix stated he asked the male passenger his name. The male allegedly provided a name and said he did not have any identification on him.

Eventually, another of the occupants stated the person in the vehicle was Jack D. Barnett Jr., 33, Clay County, who was wanted on two separate warrants for probation violations.

Barnett was arrested for the probation violations (Battery with Bodily Injury and Dealing in Methamphetamine) as well as being preliminarily charged with False Reporting.

While speaking with one of the occupants of the vehicle, Mullinix stated he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle.

With assistance from Officer Beau McKinney and Sgt. Todd Stemm, Mullinix continued the investigation by searching the vehicle.

Through the search, Mullinix allegedly discovered a glass marijuana smoking pipe in the purse of Courtney Day, 28, Clay County.

The pipe, according to Mullinix, had a leafy green substance in the end of it and was field tested positive for marijuana.

Day was arrested and preliminarily charged with Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams in addition to Possession of Paraphernalia.

However, another occupant of the vehicle, Dustin J. Alexander, 25, Clay County, then allegedly stated the glass pipe was his. Alexander was then placed under arrest and also preliminarily charged with Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana Under 30 Grams.

According to information provided by the police department, Officer McKinney also located a small plastic cigarette wrapper with a small amount of a green leafy substance in it.

All three were transported to the Clay County Justice Center. While at the justice center, Clay County Sheriff's Department Jail Officer Sam Switzer located a glass smoking pipe stained with a burnt, white residue inside of Alexander's left pocket.

Switzer gave the pipe to Mullinix, who asked Stemm if they had any methamphetamine field test kits when Alexander allegedly said, "it's going to test positive."

Alexander was then preliminarily charged with Possession of methamphetamine.

The other glass pipe field tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to staff at the justice center, as of Sunday, both Alexander and Day had bonded out of the justice center, while Barnett was still incarcerated.

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Pitiful people. Good job, Elliott.

-- Posted by steve47834 on Sun, Jan 6, 2013, at 9:00 PM

What happened to the child?

-- Posted by Sharma on Sun, Jan 6, 2013, at 9:42 PM

Some of Clay Countys upstanding citizens arrested again! GREAT JOB Officer Mullinix! Continue to get the scum off the streets of Brazil!

-- Posted by clgruener on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 6:33 AM

Wont do any good as long as you have Judges who are way to soft and Lawyer's who will try to protect them.

-- Posted by T-REX on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 9:46 AM

BRILLIANT! Smoke pot and meth in a vehicle with your CHILD in it! Oh, and don't give the child up for adoption or the money flow will stop, right? Pieces of sh*t .. all of them.

T-REX is right .. until there are stiffer penalties for these kinds of arrests, we'll continue to see the same offenders over and over in the paper.

Oh and the child? Probably back in its mother's arms after she bonded out of jail.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 11:09 AM

Is there a law which can charge them with "child edangerment", not only for the physical harm of driving around under the influence of drugs, but health wise also...giving a child "second hand smoke" by smoking meth & marijuana in a very limited space of an automobile!!! Argh!!!! Now, if this is not a case for Child Services Agency, then I don't know what it takes!

-- Posted by fastcharger on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 4:30 PM

the child mother was the four one in the car,,,why not call a child services agency,save the child,,,,

-- Posted by MRS on Mon, Jan 7, 2013, at 8:20 PM

Ladies, please! you have her name, call the 24/7 Indiana child abuse hotline. Or CPS in Brazil at welfare ofc. It only takes a report to start an investigation, and u can b anonymous. It's nice to comment here, but that would b more productive and helpful for the child of this skeleton....just sayin....

-- Posted by grandmajessi on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 10:38 AM

Courtneys son was with his father at the time. So I dont know whos child it was but it was NOT hers!

-- Posted by sjc87 on Tue, Jan 8, 2013, at 12:37 PM

People need to learn to not jump to conclusions...The child that was IN the vehicle did NOT belong to the woman arrest, the child involved belonged to the ONLY person who wasn't arrested...There were FOUR adults in the vehicle...

-- Posted by jlc on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 1:14 AM

Then they should have arrested the woman who is the mother of the child. What for? For being stupid and irresponsible enough to allow the other 3 "adults" to do drugs in the car, let alone with her kid in it.

-- Posted by MS660 on Wed, Jan 9, 2013, at 5:36 AM

Let me tell you all something 1 of them that was arrested can pass a drug test you people that are saying things prouble cant so why say stuff about other people until you know the story. You are not a judge there is only one judge and all of you will meet him one day and have to answer to him so GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

-- Posted by blue25 on Thu, Jan 10, 2013, at 10:01 PM

2013 pot decriminalized then what all got is meth to go after

-- Posted by gartland08 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 5:53 AM

@ gartland08

What did you try to say?

-- Posted by MS660 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 3:09 PM

There was no drugs done in the car rocket or they would have taking the child ppl that help oner dont search there things its rude and invasion on privacy and i was the fourth person i can and will pass any drug test u give me so f**** you

-- Posted by 24psycho on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 5:03 PM

24psycho: a name says it all.

-- Posted by My Dime on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 6:42 PM

You might be able to pass a drug screen but did you pass 4th grade? Good grief Charlie Brown.....that is one of the worst comments I have ever seen on here. Not because of the lovely use of the F-bomb.....which in itself shows an extremely high intelligence level but the use of the english language or lack thereof! Geez.....

-- Posted by Proud of My Country on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:15 PM

So is it a car, or a rocket? The two are easily mistaken for one another, especially when drugs are being used.

-- Posted by MS660 on Fri, Jan 11, 2013, at 8:54 PM

How about the Clay County Jail Officer that found the pipe after 3 Police Officers had already searched him before they put him in the car!! Kudos to Sam Switzer. Jail officers often go unrecognized and I'm glad he was mentioned. But over all good job to all who helped get these people off the streets of Brazil!!!

-- Posted by CBC20001 on Tue, Apr 16, 2013, at 11:30 PM

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