Two From Putnam County Face Charges After Years On The Run

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind.  – After 15 years of evading police, a Putnam County couple is behind bars.

Police say that Michele Cox and Derrick Holman had been living under stolen or fake identities and that they used their assumed identities to buy property in Florida.

That came to light when a man from Indiana checked his credit history and found property in Florida in his name that he had never purchased.

Police say that over the years Cox and Holman used forged documents in Tennessee; like insurance papers, and driver’s licenses to buy the property and other items while on the run.

Cox pleaded guilty to three felony charges and Holman has pleaded guilty to four felony fraud charges.

Both were sentenced to 180 days in jail.

Meanwhile the two still face drug and other charges in Putnam County that date back to 2003.

Warrants for their arrests in Putnam County date back to 2004 after they failed to show up for court.