Loogootee Police Department Arrest Man Following Foot Chase

(LOOGOOTEE) – The Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the Loogootee Police Department responded to a report of a verbal dispute in Loogootee that led to charges for possession of methamphetamine, possession of paraphernalia, and operating a vehicle while never received a license.

On October 14, 2020, at 12:51 p.m., Martin County Dispatch was advised of a loud verbal dispute between two males at a residential address in Loogootee.

Major Keith Keller and Loogootee Police Department Chief Kelly Rayhill responded to the address.

As Major Keller arrived, a male, identified as Dustin A. Cramer, took off on foot behind the residence. Major Keller proceeded on foot in the opposite direction and was able to stop Cramer as he appeared to begin pulling something out of his front pocket.

During a pat-down search, a glass smoking device was located on Cramer.

After Major Keller transported Cramer to the Martin County Security Center and he was being booked-in, a small baggie containing a white powdery substance was located on his person.

The white powdery substance field-tested positive for methamphetamine.

Cramer is currently being held on $15,000/10% bond. Major Keller was assisted by Chief Kelly Rayhill.

37-year-old Dustin A. Cramer, of Loogootee, was charged with Possession of Methamphetamine – Level 6 Felony, Possession of Paraphernalia – Class C Misdemeanor, Operating a Motor Vehicle Never Received a License – Class C Misdemeanor.