Greencastle man arrested on Lawrence County warrant on an attempted murder charge

PUTNAM CO. – On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Indiana State Trooper Colton Maynor located a male suspect that was wanted on an attempted murder warrant out of Lawrence County. 

William Blackwell

At approximately 10:30 a.m., Trooper Colton Maynor was attempting to locate William Blackwell, 40, of Greencastle, who was wanted on multiple criminal charges on an active warrant out of Lawrence County.  Trooper Maynor located a vehicle that Blackwell was known to operate in an apartment complex in Greencastle. 

Trooper Maynor, along with other law enforcement officers, received information that Blackwell was located in one of the apartments. The information was confirmed, and Blackwell was located within an apartment and taken into custody without incident.

Blackwell was transported to the Putnam County Jail where he is awaiting extradition back to Lawrence County.

Blackwell faces charges of felony charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, battery by means of a deadly weapon, battery resulting in serious bodily injury, and intimidation, burglary.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.