The following individuals were arrested by the Mt. Carmel Police Department. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
07/08/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 47 year old Donald Scott Baird of Mt. Carmel after he was observed operating a motor vehicle on a suspended driver’s license. Baird was stopped in 700 block of Poplar Street and placed under arrest. Baird was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was cited for driving while license is suspended. Baird was released after posting $150.00 cash bond.
07/06/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested an Ellery, Illinois couple after they were stopped by Mt. Carmel Police investigating a possible theft. During the traffic stop it was discovered that 37 year old Christa R. Fisher and her husband, 31 year old Matthew B. Fisher, were in possession of a Stun Gun. Neither individual has a valid Illinois FOID card. Both subjects were transported to the Wabash County Jail where they were charged with unlawful use of a weapon. Both subjects were held pending the posting of bond.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested 41 year old Donna M. Angle of Mt. Carmel after she was stopped by Mt. Carmel Police for driving while license is suspended. The arresting officer reported seeing Angle operating a 2006 Pontiac in the 900 block of Walnut Street. Police stopped her and placed her into custody. Angle was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was cited for driving while license is suspended and operating an uninsured motor vehicle. Angle was released after posting bond.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested two individuals after they were stopped for not wearing a seat belt. During the traffic stop it was discovered that 33 year old Coty C. Fender of Owensville was operating a 1989 Ford on a suspended driver’s license and no insurance. Fender was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was cited for driving suspended and for not having insurance. The passenger in the vehicle was identified as Jenna L. Fuller, age 27, of Owensville. Fuller was arrested after police located drug paraphernalia in her belongings. Fuller was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released after posting bond.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested 32 year old Clayton S. Kirkman on a Lawrence County probation violation warrant. Police saw Kirkman in the 200 block of Walnut Street and placed him under arrest. Kirkman was later transferred to the Lawrence County Jail where he was held pending the posting of bond.
On July 6, 2018, Mt. Carmel Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department received a tip that 33 year old Brandon H. Rayborn of Mt. Carmel was at 1015 W. 5th Street and was in possession of methamphetamine. Police responded to the home and reported a strong chemical odor smell which is associated with the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Rayborn eventually answered the door and confirmed that he was on probation for a methamphetamine charge from 2017. The arresting officer’s requested Rayborn submit to a urinalysis test as part of his probation. Rayborn asked the officer if he could retrieve his keys so he could lock up his residence and when he took the officer into his residence, the officer observed suspected methamphetamine setting out on a mirror. Rayborn was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he is being charged with possession of methamphetamine. Mt. Carmel Police was assisted by the Wabash County Sheriff’s Office.
Mt. Carmel Police would also like to remind individuals to report illegal activity to the police by calling Wabash County Crime Stoppers at 262-HALT. Your information could result in a reward.