CPD initiates “Operation Clean Streets” Print

In the early morning hours of Friday, October 28, the Charlestown Police Department, who were assisted by Troopers with the Indiana State Police, conducted several drug raids throughout the city. The raids were a result of a lengthy Charlestown Police narcotic investigation that resulted in several felony drug dealing arrest warrants being issued.
Officers arrested 19 year old Candace McDaniel, 24 year old Brian Stockdale, 30 year old David Curry, 42 year old Malissa Broaddus, 43 year old Kristie Amburgey, and 56 year old Connie Stivers for A and B felony drug dealing related charges. Police intend on making additional arrests related to this investigation in the coming days.
In a separate investigation on October 28, Charlestown Officers assisted Troopers from the Indiana State Police after they received information that William “Billy” Colwell was residing in the 16000 block of Elm Drive in Charlestown.  Police were aware that Colwell had several outstanding felony arrest warrants out of Clark and Floyd Counties, as well a parole violation from the Indiana Department of Corrections. 
Officers surrounded the home and discovered Colwell in the living room area before he made his way to the rear of the home. The homeowners, Kevin and Sofia Harper refused to cooperate with Police and indicated that Colwell was not inside the home. Indiana State Police Trooper Rob Caudill contacted a judge and was granted a search warrant for the home. 
During the investigation the homeowners and their juvenile son exited the home to safety while Police activated both the Charlestown Special Response Team and the Clark County Sheriff’s Department Special Operations Unit to the scene. 
Shortly after SRT teams arrived on the scene Colwell voluntarily surrendered to Police and was taken into custody without incident. 
As a result of Police locating Colwell inside the home, both Kevin and Sofia Harper faced felony assisting a criminal, felony obstruction of justice, and misdemeanor false informing to Police charges and were later booked into the Clark County Jail.
The Charlestown Police Department wants to encourage their citizens to continue providing CPD with additional crime tips.  CPD wants to remind their citizens they can do so by calling The Charlestown Police Department’s anonymous crime tip line at 812-256-CHPD or (2473).