CARMI – An Evansville, IN man will face several charges following an incident in White County late Sunday night into Monday morning.
According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old Dalton E. Adams faces two felonies – one for possession of methamphetamine and another unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle, plus two misdemeanors – one for criminal trespass to vehicles and another for disorderly conduct.
The charges stems from two calls to the sheriff’s office. Around 10:45 p.m. Sunday, the first call came from a man who said a stranger, later identified as Adams, was at the man’s home ringing his doorbell saying he needed a ride. The man engaged Adams and fought him. When the responding officer arrived, he found the man had Adams pinned to the ground. The officer then handcuffed Adams and placed him in the squad car. The man’s wife called the sheriff’s office saying they didn’t want Adams on their property. The man told the officer he saw Adams inside of his pickup truck that was parked in front of the house. The man gave his statement and signed a complaint against Adams for criminal trespass to vehicles and disorderly conduct.
Adams said he was “getting messages from God all day,” and his car broke down, walked all evening to find help and didn’t know where his car was located. He also told the officer his name was Zach Michaels, and did not give his real name until in jail.
Once at the jail, a corrections officer found a small clear plastic bag in one of Adams’ shoes that field tested positive for methamphetamine.
Around 10:30 Monday morning, the sheriff’s office received a second call from the man regarding a vehicle in a ditch and believed it belonged to Adams.
The responding officer went to 500 North at 1140 East, where the vehicle was found stuck in a creek. The officer ran the license place, finding it didn’t belong to the vehicle. The vehicle was reported stolen out of Evansville, IN.
Adams posted Facebook videos of himself inside the stolen vehicle. The officer found inside the stolen vehicle items to link it to Adams including a lottery card and yellow pot with a girl on it, which were featured on a video.
Adams is being held without bond in the White County Jail in Carmi. According to court records, he had a first appearance Tuesday in White County Court. A bail review for Adams is set for Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. and a preliminary hearing will be held on Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. in White County Court.