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On The Record

Individuals listed in the arrest logs are considered innocent until proven guilty. The preliminary charges and bonds may be changed when a case goes to court.


Stephen D. Shearer, 50, 3600 Western Ave. Apt. C311, was arrested Wednesday at 1533 Eastern Ave. by Fayette County Sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Cloyd on charges of criminal trespass and resisting law enforcement. Shearer was lodged in the Fayette County Jail with no bond amount listed.

Travis T. McFarland, 51, 3309 Wayne Ave., was arrested Tuesday by Jail Cpl. Jabin Collins on warrant charges of possession of paraphernalia, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of a syringe. McFarland was lodged in FCJ with no bond amount listed.

A 15-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday by Connersville Police Officer Brad Rosser on a charge of battery.

Joshua L. Merz, 39, Liberty, was arrested Tuesday in Liberty by Indiana State Police Trooper Stephen Tipton on a warrant charge of failure to appear and charges dealing in a narcotic drug, two counts of driving while suspended and leaving the scene of an accident. Merz was lodged in FCJ in lieu of $44,000 bond.


CPD reported one citizen assist and one agency assist Wednesday.

CPD reported one overdose, two verbal arguments, five citizen assists, two juvenile issues, one fight, one vehicle identification number check and two one batteries Tuesday.

Fire runs

Connersville Fire Department responded Wednesday to a false alarm in the 1500 block of Spartan Drive.

Bentonville Volunteer Fire Department responded Wednesday to a medical call on Malone Drive.

CFD responded Tuesday to the smell of smoke at Western Avenue and West 11th Street.