01/29/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 26 year old Zachary A. Mathis of Mt. Carmel after police were called to the 600 block of Vine Street reference a disturbance. The complainant called the police and stated that a male subject was smashing the windows out of her vehicle. Police made contact with Mathis and in doing so they located three plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine. Mathis was placed under arrest and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with felony criminal damage to property and possession of methamphetamine. It is unknown why Mathis was smashing the windows of the victim’s vehicle. Mathis is being held pending the posting of $2000.00 cash.
01/30/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 32 year old Hugh B. Beath of Mt. Carmel after he was stopped for loud exhaust. During the traffic stop Beath was found to be driving on a suspended driver’s license. Beath was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was held pending the posting of bond.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested 21 year old William J. Devers of Princeton after police stopped him for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop it was discovered that Devers was driving on a suspended license. During the arrest of Devers it is reported that he resisted arrest. Devers was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with driving while suspended, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and resisting a peace officer. Devers was held pending the posting of bond.
01/31/2018-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 35 year old Ryan P. Bearden of Mt. Carmel after police were informed he was at 1010 Parrish Street in Mt. Carmel. Police knew Bearden was wanted on a Wabash County failure to appear warrant and a Wabash County body attachment. Police went to the residence and placed Bearden under arrest. Bearden is being held in the Wabash County Jail pending the posting of $550.00 cash.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested 37 year old Kiera M. Smith of Mt. Carmel after she was stopped for talking on her cell phone while driving. During the traffic stop it was discovered that Smith was wanted on a Lawrence County warrant charging her with fraud/deceptive practice and a Knox County warrant for fraud/deceptive practice. Smith was transported to the Wabash County Jail and held pending the posting of bond.