Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Around 2:41 p.m. November 10, 2017, Deputy Brandon Prewitt responded to a suspicious person complaint in the Goldbug community. According to the caller, a woman had been sitting outside the Dollar General store in a newer model Ford Explorer. The caller expressed concern that the driver may have been intoxicated.

When Dep. Prewitt arrived, the woman was in the store. Dep. Prewitt asked Whitley County E911 to perform a search on the vehicle’s license plate. Dispatch reported that the vehicle was identified as stolen from Madison County.

Dep. Prewitt watched the woman exit the store and return to the vehicle. When he approached her, she tried to flee. The woman was uncooperative and refused to identify herself. Dep. Prewitt was unable to locate any items that would identify the woman. She was initially lodged in the Whitley Co. Detention Center as “Jane Doe” and was charged with resisting arrest and receiving stolen property valued over $10,000.

Through cooperation with another law enforcement agency, it is believed that Jane Doe is Carrie B. Durham, 29, of Richmond. Durham is wanted for arrest related to Madison Co. charges. Approximately an hour and a half passed between the time the vehicle was reported stolen and when Dep. Prewitt recovered it.

Dep. Joe Prewitt and Williamsburg police officer Elijah Hunter assisted in the investigation.