Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office

Truck runs off I-64, lands on U.S. 41, kills driver

Jul 16, 2018

Authorities have identified the truck driver who died when a semi ran off Interstate 64 and crashed onto Highway 41 early Monday. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and Scott Township firefighters responded to the scene at about 2 a.m.

They determined the truck had been traveling east on I-64 when the vehicle left the roadway, traveled down an embankment, turned onto its side, and came to rest in the southbound lanes of U.S. 41.

Vanderburgh Co. Closer To Plan For Expanding Jail

Jun 27, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Vanderburgh County needs a bigger jail, but many county officials do not want to raise taxes for it. 

A study released in April by architecure and engineering firm RQAW recommended an additional 900 beds to cover a growing inmate population, but the county would have to levy a 0.1 percent tax to finance that big an addition under a typical financing plan.

Many elected officials are against a tax increase. They believe they can work out a deal to add 600 beds, which would meet the jail’s current needs, without raising taxes. County Commssioner Cheryl Musgrave is among them.

Investigators seeking help in fatal I-69 crash

Jun 25, 2018

Authorities are asking for your help as they investigate a fatal hit and run on I-69. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who might have witnessed the accident to contact the Sheriff's Office.

It happened at about 10:45 Friday night on I-69 near S. Green River Road.

23-year-old David William Egan was reportedly walking along the highway waving his arms at passing drivers when he was hit.

Deputies found Egan in the roadway and administered CPR.

An ambulance took Egan to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff: Man abandoned child, fled officers

May 2, 2018

An Evansville man is accused of abandoning his child and leading police on a two-state chase. 

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says in a news release that 27-year-old Tevin Woodruff was wanted for a parole violation when officers spotted him in a car near Maryland St. and Second Ave. Tuesday afternoon.

A Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but police said Woodruff sped across Columbia Street and turned onto Maryland, where the vehicle came to an abrupt stop.

The sheriff’s office said Woodruff got out of the car, and a deputy told him to surrender.

Sheriff: Borrowed bike helped catch felon

May 1, 2018

A Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputy captured a fleeing felon, with the help of a borrowed bicycle. 

In a news release, the sheriff office said Deputy Ryan Barrett was trying to capture 29-year-old Jonathan Adams -- who was spotted at the Vanderburgh County Courts Building last week.

Adams was wanted on a probation warrant.

The sheriff’s office said he ignored commands to stop and deputies began chasing him on foot.

During the pursuit, a citizen at Locust and Martin Luther King offered Deputy Barrett his bicycle.