2015-03-31 / Front Page

Putnam County Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced March 24 In Owen Court

Staff Report

Scott Anthony Ezman, 42, of Coatesville, pleaded guilty March 24 in Owen Circuit Court I to receiving stolen property, a level 6 felony, and resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor. According to the probable cause affidavit, officers from the Greencastle Police Department called Owen County Security Center Dispatch on November 26, 2014 and advised that they believed a pickup truck, which was stolen from a car lot in Greencastle, might be located in Cataract based on a dealer installed GPS system on the truck.

Owen County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Phil White responded to Cataract and began to look for the truck. Deputy White located the vehicle near Holiday Drive and tried to initiate a traffic stop. The driver of the truck abandoned the vehicle and fled into the woods. Officers chased the driver and eventually located him inside a nearby residence. The driver initially identified himself as John A. Shuemacher.

The driver was taken to the Owen County Security Center and during an interview with Deputy White, admitted that his real name was Scott Ezman and that he gave a false name because he had warrants outstanding from both Boone and Hendricks counties.

According to Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Ezman pleaded guilty as charged and was sentenced to a fully executed term of 545 days. The prosecutor further advised that the defendant’s sentence will run consecutively to the other cases in Boone and Hendricks counties.

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