BUTLER — Butler police seized weapons in two recent arrests, Police Chief Jim Nichols said.
On Saturday, June 21, police obtained and executed a search warrant at a home in Northcrest Mobile Home Park after being alerted to the presence of guns and drugs.
Davin W. Alleshouse, 24, of Northcrest Mobile Home Park, was arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine with a firearm, a Level 5 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor and possession of paraphernalia, a Class C misdemeanor.
Assistant Police Chief Matt Traster and Officer Jacob Smith led the investigation, recovering multiple guns, methamphetamine and marijuana. Nichols said two people of interest were released pending the outcome of the investigation.
Butler police were assisted by the Northeast Area Emergency Response Team, Auburn Police Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police.
On Saturday, June 29, Traster responded to a request for assistance from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department regarding a suspicious person walking along C.R. 79 near C.R. 16.
Nichols said when Traster located the subject, the subject became aggressive. Nichols said Traster was able to take the subject into custody without the use of deadly force or less than lethal force.
Jeruan L. Johnson, 21, of the 6800 block of Rosner Crossing, Fort Wayne, has been charged with possession of counterfeit money, a Level 6 felony and possession of a firearm without a permit, a Class A misdemeanor.
Nichols said Traster was able to recover a loaded 9mm handgun and $400 of counterfeit money from Johnson.