Law and Criminal Justice

A Henderson man faces a murder charge after a woman was found dead in Evansville. 

Henderson Police say 30-year-old Neil Heiss is accused of killing Monika Roberts.

She had been missing since late September, after she was treated for a gunshot wound.

Roberts’ body was found this week in the 500 block of S. New York Avenue in Evansville.

In a news release, Henderson Police said “countless numbers of witnesses were interviewed and multiple search warrants executed” leading police to the Evansville address.

Sheriff: Man Found in Road Fell Off ATV

4 hours ago

Authorities say a man found at a Warrick County intersection died after falling off an ATV. 

Emergency personnel found 39-year-old Mark Birge II of Chandler lying in the roadway at New Harmony and Inderrieden roads.

He had serious injuries to his head and upper torso.

An ambulance took Birge to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville where he died Saturday afternoon.

HPD: Teen Carried Knives, BB Gun to Football Game

Oct 3, 2018

Police arrested a Henderson teen for allegedly carrying knives and a BB gun to a high school football game. 

In a news release, the Henderson Police Department said staff members alerted officers working security at the game at Colonel Football Stadium Friday night that a young man had a knife.

School staff located and detained 18-year-old Jordan Sizemore.

Police say officers searched Sizemore’s backpack and found two knives, a BB gun that looked like a handgun, BB's, and three air cartridges.

HPD: All Robbery-Shootout Suspects Arrested

Oct 3, 2018

Police say they’ve arrested all the suspects in a deadly robbery and shootout. 

The US Marshal's Fugitive Task Force located and arrested 19-year-old Kane Douglas Coomes on a charge of 1st Degree Robbery.

In a news release, Henderson Police say the charges stem from Coomes’ involvement in last month’s home invasion at 2491 Wood Drive.

The break-in led to the shooting death of 29 year old Demarco Bradley of Evansville.

Police said the occupant of the apartment, 27-year-old Zachary Pearson, was wounded in a shootout with Bradley.

Man accused of dirty notes at USI

Sep 21, 2018

Deputies have arrested a man accused of leaving sexually explicit notes on car windshields at USI. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says deputies assigned to the USI Patrol Unit began an investigation after several female students contacted authorities to report obscene notes left on their vehicles.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said the notes suggested the offender had been watching each victim prior to leaving the note.