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[ISP] Report of Shots Fired Leads to an Arrest
Start Date: 4/10/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 4/10/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
Entry Description

Martin County: Early this morning members of the Indiana State Police, Martin County Sheriff’s Office and the Loogootee Police Department arrested a French Lick man on drug charges.

At approximately 3:08 this morning Martin County Dispatch received a 911 call of shots being fired in the area of 2339 Rutherford Road, Loogootee. Officers arrived and located Nathan A. Purkhiser, 25, French Lick, in a vehicle. Purkhiser was detained without incident as the officers investigated the report of shots fired.

Through the investigation officers determined that Purkhiser and his girlfriend had an argument. After the argument Purkhiser allegedly went into the back yard and fired several rounds from a handgun. While conducting the investigation officers found a .40 caliber semi-auto handgun and a .22 caliber revolver along with several illegal drugs.

Purkhiser was arrested without incident and transported to the Martin County Jail.

Arrested and Charges:
Nathan A. Purkhiser, 25
628 Summit Street, French Lick, IN
1. Dealing in Schedule I Controlled Substance, Class B-Felony
2. Possession of Schedule I Controlled Substance, Class D-Felony
3. Dealing Methamphetamine, Class D-Felony
4. Possession of Methamphetamine with a handgun, Class C-Felony
5. Possession of a Controlled IV Substance, D-Felony
6. Possession of Marijuana, Class A-Misdemeanor
7. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A-Misdemeanor

Investigating Officer: Trooper Andrew Beaver

Assisting Agencies: Martin County Sheriff’s Office and Loogootee Police Department

Contact Information:
Name: Sgt. Chad Dick
Phone: 812-634-5520
Email: cdick@isp.in.gov
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