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Mt. Carmel Police Reports 8/9 – 8/13

The following individuals were arrested by the Mt. Carmel Police Department.  All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

08/09/2017-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 32 year old Jessica Apodaca of Mt. Carmel.  Apodaca was arrested after she was stopped for a traffic violation in the 100 block of W. 5th Street.  During the traffic stop it was discovered that she was driving on a suspended driver’s license.  Apodaca was subsequently arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was charged with driving while suspended.

08/10/2017-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 49 year old Matthew C. Hawkins of Mt. Carmel after police were notified of a domestic at 625.5 W. 6th Street.  Witness stated that Hawkins struck a family member during an argument.  Hawkins was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with domestic battery.  Hawkins is being held in the jail until the setting and posting of bond.

Mt. Carmel Police arrested 52 year old Charles “Chopper” Garrett of Mt. Carmel after police were called to his residence in the 300 block of W. 10th Street.  Police responded to his residence reference a loud music complaint.  Police made contact with Garrett and while speaking with him they noticed a cannabis pipe and other drug items located in plain view.   Garrett was arrested and transported to the Wabash County Jail where he was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance.  Garrett was held pending the posting of bond.

08/11/2017-Mt. Carmel Police arrested a pair after located two cannabis plants growing in their backyard.  Mt. Carmel Police arrested 51 year old Thomas D. Gidcumb and 51 year old Terri M. Brown of Mt. Carmel.  The two are accused of growing cannabis within 1000 feet of a school.  Police also located a surveillance system around the residence and other narcotics.  The two were transferred to the Wabash County Jail and charged with possession of cannabis plants, criminal fortification of a residence, possession of cannabis, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, methamphetamine delivery, methamphetamine precursors, and aggravated methamphetamine manufacturing.  Mt. Carmel Police also seized over $2000.00 in cash.  Both subjects are being held pending the posting of bond.

08/12/2017-Mt. Carmel Police arrested 46 year old Cynthia K. Reed of Mt. Carmel after police were called to 211 Hinde Street reference an intoxicated person.  Upon arrival police talked to witnesses who stated Reed was intoxicated and struck to family members during an argument.  Reed was arrested and charged with domestic battery.  Reed was transported to the Wabash County Jail where she was held pending the posting of bond.

08/13/2017-Andrew S. Ellis, age 28, of Princeton, Indiana turned himself in to Mt. Carmel Police Officer’s.  Ellis was wanted on a failure to appear warrant out of Wabash County.  Ellis posted $200.00 and was released.