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A Jasper man was taken into custody early Sunday morning on a warrant for Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Mischief in Dubois County as well as a number of drug charges.

Mugshot: 29-year old Cory Turpin of Jasper

At 1 am Sunday Jasper Police were told of a suspected car burglar in the area of 13th and Mill Streets. The caller told police a man wearing dark clothing attempted to break into his vehicle and then once confronted, the man 29-year old Cory Turpin of Jasper, attempted to break into another nearby vehicle.

Once on the scene, officers made contact with a male subject matching Turpin’s description. The complainant identified the man as the person who attempted to break into his car.

Turpin told police he thought the cars he was attempting to break into was his. While speaking with the officers, police say Turpin was falling down, having a hard time keeping his balance as well as stumbling in the street due to a high level of intoxication.

Police told Turpin about the warrant for his arrest and placed him under arrest. A search resulted in the discovery of a bag containing 47 grams of a synthetic cannabinoid, a grinder with marijuana residue inside, and a pipe with burnt marijuana residue inside.

Turpin was taken to and booked into the Dubois County Security Center for the warrant, a Level 6 Felony Count of Possession of A synthetic cannabinoid, a Class B Misdemeanor count of Public Intoxication, and a Class C Misdemeanor count of Possession of Paraphernalia.

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