16 arrested in warrant sweep after drug investigation

LETURGEZ, ROBERT JR.
Robert Leturgez Jr.
PARKER, JOSHUA MICHAEL
Joshua M. “Chirp” Parker

16 people have been arrested in Bartholomew County after a months-long investigation into drug dealing.

The Bartholomew County Joint Narcotics Enforcement team was assisted by the Columbus police, Bartholomew County deputies, Indiana State Police and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency in serving warrants this week.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the Columbus police,┬ásays they are still searching for two people in the warrant sweep: 32-year-old Robert Eugene Leturgez Jr. and 24-year-old Joshua M. “Chirp” Parker.

Harris says that Leturgez Jr. is wanted on two counts of dealing methamphetamine. Leturgez is a white man, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 198 pounds. with brown hair and blue eyes.

Parker is wanted on a single charge of dealing methamphetamine. He is also a white man, six feet three weighting 224 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes and has multiple tattoos.

If you have any information on Leturgez or Parker, you can call the police department at 812-376-2600 or you can call the sheriff’s department at 812-379-1740

Others arrested in the drug sweep include:

Brian Suns
Brian S. Suns, 30, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Heroin
Carrie Jo Meek
Carrie Jo Meek, 26, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Heroin
Charles A. Sims
Charles A. Sims, 40, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Heroin
Christopher Bennett
Christopher M. Bennett, 33, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
David Ward
David A. Ward, 45, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
Steven Garvin
Steven C. Garvin, 26, Franklin, One Count of Dealing Methamphetamine
Richard Bunch
Richard D. Bunch, 53, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
Phillip Cochran
Phillip M. Cochran, 38, North Vernon, Two Counts of Dealing Heroin
Nicole L. Childers
Nicole L. Childers, 29, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Heroin
Kelsey Smith
Kelsey E. Smith, 20, Columbus, One Count of Dealing Methamphetamine
Elizabeth Burton
Elizabeth A. Burton, 29, Edinburgh, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
Haley Zapfe
Haley M. Zapfe, 25, Columbus, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
Ian Colson
Ian M. Colson, 34, Columbus, One Count of Dealing Heroin
James W. Sidebottom
James W. Sidebottom, 32, Edinburgh, Two Counts of Dealing Methamphetamine
Joanna Gearhart
Joanna M. Gearhart, 31, Columbus, One Count of Dealing Methamphetamine
Jesse Woolsey
Jesse S. Woolsey, 23, Columbus, One Count of Dealing Methamphetamine