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February 8, 2019, Indiana State Police Trooper Colton Maynor was patrolling in Cloverdale, IN, when he passed a vehicle, going the opposite direction, in which both the driver and a passenger were not wearing seatbelts.  

Trooper Maynor watched the vehicle turn into a local business as he was attempting to turn around.  The driver parked and immediately exited the vehicle, rushing inside the business, all before Trooper Maynor could speak with the driver.  

Trooper Maynor was able to stop the passenger, who was not wearing his seatbelt, before he attempted to enter the business.  

Additional Indiana State Police Troopers arrived at the scene which allowed Trooper Maynor to go inside the business and locate the driver of the vehicle.  

The driver of the vehicle was found inside the local business and was immediately removed.  The driver was identified as Shylor K. Clark, 27, of Spencer, Indiana.

The passengers of the vehicle were identified as Carissa D. Taylor, 26, of Bloomfield, Indiana, and Jacob R. Cornwell, 24, of Bloomington, Indiana. Officers then conducted a vehicle search where they located a small caliber handgun, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

During the course of the investigation it was also discovered by the troopers that Clark, the driver, had placed a bag of methamphetamine in the business while inside.  

Trooper Maynor located and took possession of the methamphetamine.  Clark was then read implied consent where he refused to take a chemical test.  All three suspects were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Jail.  

Indiana State Police Troopers assisting in the investigation were Trooper James Crisp and Trooper Andrew Mattern, also assisting was the Cloverdale Police Department.

Anyone with illegal drug activity information is encouraged to contact Indiana State PolicePutnamville Post at 1-800-742-0717.  Your tip can remain anonymous and could save lives.

Photos were not available at time of release.

Arrested and Charges:

Shylor K. Clark, 27, of Spencer, Indiana

  1.  Felon in possession of handgun, Level 5 Felony
  2.  Possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony
  3.  Operating a Vehicle While Under the Influence, Class C Misdemeanor
  4.  Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
  5.  Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
  6. Warrant Service Multiple Charges (Owen County) 

Jacob R. Cornwell, 24, of Bloomington, Indiana

  1. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Carissa D. Taylor, 26, of Bloomfield, Indiana

  1. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor  
  2. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Under the law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.