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Carmi Police Make Multiple Arrests Over the Weekend

25 year old Katelyn Welch, of Carmi, was arrested by Carmi Police early Saturday morning on charges of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Criminal Damage to Property after she was involved in a Domestic Battery with 59 year old Jeffrey Sturgal and stabbed him in the arm with a screwdriver. Welch was taken to the White County Jail where she was released after bonding out to $3,000 cash plus a $20 booking fee paid out of community funds.



James Wiggins, of 202A Olive Street in Carmi, reported to Carmi Police Saturday afternoon, a theft of various Ryobi tools valued at $400 plus a black backpack and red bag. The theft occurred on Saturday between 11:00 AM and noon.



32 year old Christina Renee Karnes, of Aurora, and 38 year old Robert Clyde Raudenbush, of Galatia, were arrested by Carmi Police Sunday morning, following a traffic stop in the Dairy Queen parking lot. Police received a report of a reckless driver heading southbound from Crossville to Carmi. Upon approach, Officer Moore could smell raw cannabis coming from the passenger compartment. During a search of the vehicle, an amount of cannabis, scales, and paraphernalia, as well as a Schedule 4 Tramadol pill were found. As a result, the driver, Karnes, was cited for Improper Lane Usage and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Raudenbush had 2 active Hamilton County warrants that he was served with in addition to new charges of Possession of Cannabis in a Motor Vehicle and Possession of a Controlled Substance. They were both transported to the White County Jail.

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