Woman arrested after barking at police K9

Journal & Courier

LAFAYETTE — Twenty-year-old Kiana Champagne Fletcher stood outside her home in the 1900 block of Elmwood Avenue late Monday barking at a police dog that was sniffing a car during a traffic stop, according to police reports.

Her barking drew the officers’ attention, which worked against her.  

Officers at the scene recognized Fletcher and knew she was wanted on a warrant — actually two warrants, according to the police reports and jail records.

But when officers approached her, she ran inside and hid in her house, according to police.

While officers waited for a search warrant to enter the house and arrest Fletcher, other officers continued with the traffic stop.

Inside the car, police discovered a stolen pistol, so they arrested the driver — Wayne Dominique McKinnis, 28, of the 4300 block of Fletcher Street, Lafayette, and the car’s passenger  — Myranda Sue Fletcher, 25, of the 2500 block of Soldiers Home Road, West Lafayette.

Police do not believe Kiana Fletcher and Myranda Fletcher are related.

When the search warrant arrived, officers arrested Kiana Fletcher on the warrant. But they also found drugs inside the house, along with 25-year-old Cody Keith Campbell, according to police.

Police said Campbell gave officers a fake name.

Police jailed Kiana Fletcher on the warrant and added preliminary charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a common nuisance, according to jail records.

Campbell faces preliminary charges of false informing, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a common nuisance, assisting a criminal and resisting law enforcement. He also is wanted on a warrant, according to jail records.

As for the two from the car, police jailed McKinnis on preliminary charges of theft and carrying a handgun without a license.

Since Myranda Fletcher also had a protective order against McKinnis, he faces an additional charge of invasion of privacy, according to police and jail records.

Myranda Fletcher faces preliminary charges of theft and carrying a handgun without a license, according to jail records.


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