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Joint Investigation Lands Cloverdale Man In Jail On Robbery Charges
Updated May 9, 2017 4:13 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(PUTNAM CO.) - A joint investigation involving Cloverdale Police Department, Putnam County Sheriff's Office, and the Indiana State Police, resulted in the arrest of an armed robbery suspect Monday afternoon.

Police arrested 32-year-old David Lee Burchett, of Cloverdale, on charges of robbery, pointing a firearm and intimidation. He is being held in the Putnam County Jail.

On Thursday, at approximately 12:19 a.m., Putnam County dispatchers received a 911 call from the Casey's gas station at 355 North Main Street in Cloverdale, reporting an armed robbery.

A white male 5',08" to 6' tall, wearing a black bandanna over his face, black baseball style cap, and dark clothing brandished a black revolver style handgun and demanded money and cigarettes. He took approximately $300 and approximately 14 cartons of cigarettes. He then fled north from the store.

Over the next several minutes, officers from the three agencies searched the area, but were not able to locate the man.

Hours later at approximately 8:50 a.m., Putnam County dispatchers received a 911 call reporting a domestic battery at 250 South Lafayette Street, Apartment 1. Officers responded and noticed the male accused of the battery matched the description of the armed robbery suspect. Officers arrested Burchett on charges of domestic battery and continued their investigation into the armed robbery.

Over the next few days, surveillance footage was reviewed, search warrants on the apartment and Burchett's vehicle were executed, and several interviews were conducted. All leading to the Putnam County arrest warrant for Burchett for the armed robbery.

The Putnam County arrest warrant was issued Monday morning, and Cloverdale Police Officer David Brown spotted Burchett around 4:20 p.m. driving a vehicle westbound from Cloverdale on State Road 42. A traffic stop was initiated and Burchett was taken into arrested without incident by Cloverdale Officer David Brown, Marshal Steve Hibler, and Master Trooper DuJuan Presley-McFadden.

The lead investigating officer on this case was Cloverdale Police Officer David Brown. Assisting were Cloverdale Town Marshal Steve Hibler; ISP Putnamville Detectives Sergeant Sam Stearley and Troy Cobb, Putnam County Sheriff's Office, and the Office of Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter.

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