Mt. Carmel Police received a report of an individual selling beef door to door in Mt. Carmel. Mt. Carmel Police located a Gary R. Buyher, age 48, of Evansville, selling beef in the 400 block of E. 6th Street. When Officer’s requested identification from Buyher he advised he didn’t have an identification card. At first, Buyher told officer’s his name was Robert Davis. It was later discovered Buyher’s true identity. Buyhers was wanted on warrants out of White County (Illinois) and Posey County (Indiana). Buyher was also found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Buyher was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with obstruction of justice, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. A second person was arrested in connection with this arrest. 40 year old April C. Malicoat of Evansville was the driver of the meat delivery vehicle. The arresting officer reported Malicoat was suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs. A glass smoking device was found on her person. Malicoat was also arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with DUI drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both subjects were held in the Wabash County Jail.
Alaine N. Keepes, age 26, of Mt. Carmel was arrested after she removed a table from the back porch of a residence in the 700 block of Chestnut Street. According to the report, Keepes went to a neighbor’s home and stole the table placing it in her car. During the theft she dropped her identification card in the yard of the victim. She returned and asked the neighbor if her identification card was found in their yard. At that time the Mt. Carmel Police were called and Keepes was placed under arrest for theft. Keepes was transported to the Wabash County Jail and held pending the posting of bond.
Mt. Carmel Police arrested 55 year old David A. Pierce of Mt. Carmel on one count of domestic battery. Police were called to the 1400 block of W. 3rd Street reference a domestic. When Police arrived on scene the victim stated Pierce came to her house and fixed lunch. The victim stated Pierce became agitated and threw a bowl of food on the ground causing it to break. According to the victim, Pierce was told to leave but before doing so he began to choke her with his hands. Pierce was later located in the 1100 block of E. 6th Street and taken into custody. Pierce was transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with domestic battery. Pierce is being held in the Wabash County Jail pending the posting of bond.