Law and Criminal Justice

Man, son killed in Uniontown fire

Mar 14, 2018

A man and his son are dead following Tuesday’s mobile home fire in Union County. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the blaze in the 300 block of Adams Street in Uniontown at about 5:30 Tuesday morning.

They extinguished the flames and found two bodies inside the mobile home.

In a news release, Kentucky State Police identified the victims as 68-year-old Charles Shockley and his son, 41-year-old Jesse Shockley.

The KSP said detectives were “actively investigating” the blaze but they said “nothing appears suspicious.”

The fire destroyed the home.

Evansville shooting suspect captured in KY

Mar 7, 2018

The suspect in a fatal shooting on Evansville’s West Side has been captured in Kentucky.

Nicolas Belcher was shot and killed in the 1300 block of Mesker Park Dr. at about 10:30 Tuesday night. 

In a news release, the EPD said officers were able to identify the suspect as 19 year old Caleb Kirk Singer.

Officers went to Singer’s address on Shiloh Square and reportedly saw him leaving in a vehicle.

Police said Singer drove east on Covert Ave at a high rate of speed, and officers were unable to catch up.

3 arrested in New Year's shooting

Feb 27, 2018

Evansville Police have arrested 3 people in connection with the New Year’s Day shooting death of D’Angelo White.

A 4th suspect remains at large.

Investigators believe White was lured to the 1400 block of S. Bedford by 17 year old Carissa Robinson. She’s charged as an adult in the case.

A news release from the EPD states Robinson sent White a message saying she wanted to buy marijuana from him.

Police believe the drug deal was arranged with the purpose of robbing White.

Charges brought in online school threat

Feb 16, 2018

A Central High School student said he was trying to get school canceled Friday. Now, he’s facing a felony charge for allegedly making a social media post threatening violence at an Evansville high school.

EPD to host shooter response course

Feb 15, 2018

The Evansville Police Department will host shooter response training this spring. 


The EPD is teaming up with the ALICE Training Institute for the instructor certification.

ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.