2015-07-28 / Front Page

Greencastle Man Pleads Guilty To Offenses Related To Police Pursuit

Staff Report

Anthony Juan Alamo, 27, of Greencastle, appeared in the Owen Circuit Court I on July 21st where he pleaded guilty to two counts of resisting law enforcement and a count of neglect of a dependent. The charges stemmed from an investigation conducted by Owen County Sheriff’s Department Deputy John Lowder II on September 24, 2014.

On that date police were dispatched to a residence in Freedom on a complaint of residential entry. According to the probable cause affidavit filed by Deputy Lowder, as officers arrived on scene they observed a black GMC Canyon pickup truck occupied by a number of individuals. Police had been advised by the dispatch center that the suspect, Alamo, was driving the truck, so they attempted to prevent the truck from leaving the scene.

As Deputy Lowder attempted to position his patrol vehicle in front of the truck, Alamo sped away. Deputies chased the vehicle through a field and after blocking the path of the truck, Alamo crashed into the rear of Deputy Lowder’s patrol vehicle and continued to drive away from the scene. Officers followed the vehicle as it made its way toward Spencer. Town Marshal Richard Foutch, with the Spencer Police Department, deployed stop sticks just south of Spencer on U.S. 231, which flattened the tires of the vehicle driven by Alamo.

Alamo exited the vehicle and tried to flee on foot, but was subdued by Town Marshal Foutch, Owen County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Greg Denny, and Deputy Lowder. Officers took him into custody and also detained the adult female passenger. Officers also located a four-year-old child in the vehicle and determined that the child was unharmed.

According to Owen County Prosecutor Don VanDerMoere, Anthony Alamo was sentenced to 910 days in jail with 362 days executed and the balance on probation. This sentence will run consecutively to an unrelated case out of Putnam County that Alamo was on probation for at the time of his arrest in Owen County. The prosecutor advised that Alamo will be required to complete counseling, pay restitution to the sheriff’s department and to the Spencer Police Department and perform community service as terms of his probation.

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