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ghosttruck

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One Indiana man has enough mugshots to populate an Instagram account. They're all recent, and law enforcement is not happy about it.

Johnson County Sheriff Duane Burgess said this repeat offender was arrested this week and is not leaving his jail anytime soon.

“He is just a menace to Johnson County citizens,” Burgess said.

Burgess is talking about 35-year-old Steven Wagers. Wagers has been arrested seven times in the last six months, including twice within three days last Friday and Monday. Records show Wagers has been arrested nearly 30 times over the last 17 years. Most of his arrests are for thefts and drug possession.

“Every time we catch him and we arrest him he’s got some kind of narcotics that he’s in possession of,” Burgess said. “It’s been an occurrence where I’m walking in the jail and he’s being released and I’m like ‘Stay out of jail, Steven.’ And he’s returning that next day.”

Late Friday night, Wagers was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car in Greenwood. Deputies said Wagers led them on a chase and fought with officers when they caught up to him. They said they found a syringe and pain pills on Wagers when they arrested him.

Monday morning, Wagers was out of jail and police responded to a call in the same area about a suspicious man in a front yard. Responding officers recognized Wagers as he ran away from them again, police said. During the foot chase, they said Wagers jumped a fence before sitting down in a lawn chair. Police said they found him with a bag of methamphetamines.

When Burgess heard of the latest arrest Monday, he quickly sought a court order to hold Wagers without bond. He said the move was intended to keep Wagers locked up so he couldn’t go out and commit any more crimes pending a court appearance.

“You don’t wish that on anybody,” Burgess said. “You wish a person to be productive and he just can’t be.”

At one point, Wagers was sent to a recovery home for people with substance abuse problems, but he only spent eight days there.

“I believe he was showing staff some pornographic material,” Burgess said. “Got him kicked out of it.”

Burgess said Wagers’ multiple run-ins with the law point to the need for stronger laws and sentencing guidelines for repeat offenders. In 2017, Wagers was convicted in a string of roughly 20 car break-ins. He was sentenced to 4.5 years in jail, but was released less than a year later. The early release was the result of Wagers already serving about 500 days in jail while awaiting trial. Wagers was allowed to serve half the remaining sentence due to good behavior while he was incarcerated.

Burgess said some people go to jail because they make a mistake. But Wagers has demonstrated an inability to turn his life around, Burgess said.
 

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Old Man Metal

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Again, why are we as a society required to put up with this shit. These hopeless cases need to be put away for life or put out of their misery. I'm sick of it.
Seriously. At some point, enough is enough.

"I'm sorry, Old Yeller, but you've been arrested a hundred times for nonsense, we're gonna have to take you out back and shoot you in that thick skull."
 

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Wowww. This reminds me of the jackass at my boyfriends old apartment. Except this dude is actually getting arrested. This guy literally in one week, attacked a 60 year old man for not buying his weed, slapped a chick around for basically telling him to stop being a prick, beat the SNOT out of his girlfriend (These were all reported to police besides his girlfriend incident) and it all culminated in him and his friend attacking my boyfriend IN his apartment, it spilled out to the hallway and he attacked a girl telling them to stop... and then that little bitch charged my boyfriend with assault because he grabbed a BREAD knife and sliced his arm to defend himself and he pulled the fire alarm, so he's charged with that too. :/ Like I literally don't know how they don't see that guy as a menace, he's going to kill someone pretty soon. And I'll be the one to post it here. smh. Him and this winner would get along great.
 

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No surveillance cameras in the hallway, I suppose. It really makes me angry for that to happen to your boyfriend. I'm getting fed up with these asshats riding roughshod over the rest of us and getting away with it!
 

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No surveillance cameras in the hallway, I suppose. It really makes me angry for that to happen to your boyfriend. I'm getting fed up with these asshats riding roughshod over the rest of us and getting away with it!
No cameras, it wasn't the greatest building to begin with, but that guy was just the most hated tenant.
No surveillance cameras in the hallway, I suppose. It really makes me angry for that to happen to your boyfriend. I'm getting fed up with these asshats riding roughshod over the rest of us and getting away with it!
No, unfortunately no cameras. Sometimes you really wonder how tf certain people get away with the crap they do... like these people aren't even rich enough to be paying anyone off LOL just right place right time to be a fucking jackass.
 

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