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Three arrested after fight, crash

Sunday, January 27, 2013

CLOVERDALE -- Three people were arrested on numerous charges following the report of an accident early Saturday morning.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., Saturday, Indiana State Police officials and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident into a building at 54 S. Main St., Cloverdale.

The three individuals were taken to the Putnam County Hospital and treated for minor injuries before being incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on various charges.

Brice C. Steinbaker, 21, Greencastle, was arrested and preliminarily charged with Strangulation (a class D felony), Battery and Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated -- both misdemeanors.

Terry A. Gulley Jr., 24, Indianapolis, was arrested and preliminarily charged with Battery with a Deadly Weapon (a class C felony), Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication and Obstructing Emergency Medical Personnel -- all misdemeanors.

Both were taken to the Putnam County Jail with no bond issued.

Also arrested was Jenneya M. Bruce, 31, Reelsville. Bruce was preliminarily charged with Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing Emergency Medical Personnel -- both misdemeanors. Bruce was taken to the Putnam County Jail with bond set at $250.

A preliminary investigation revealed the three were attempting to leave westbound from the Ye Olde Inn bar parking lot in Gulley's black 1998 Chevrolet pickup with Steinbaker allegedly driving.

An alleged struggle began inside the vehicle with thrown punches between Steinbaker and Gulley, which escalated after Steinbaker allegedly tried to strangle Gulley.

Gulley then retaliated by allegedly stabbing Steinbaker in the face with a sharp object.

During the fight, the pickup accelerated across Main Street and struck an unknown building next to Rebel's Saloon.

Patrons at the saloon noticed the disturbance, exited the bar and detained the three occupants of the vehicle until officials arrived.

During the commute to Putnam County Hospital, Bruce and Gulley allegedly became combative with Putnam County Emergency Medical Services medics and had to be restrained.

According to officials, damage to the building was minimal. However, it was believed the truck was a total loss.

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