On September 30, 2013 at around 8:30 a.m., Fort Branch Officer Darrell Parker and Gibson County Sheriff Deputies went to 105 W. Oak Street in Fort Branch to investigate a drug tip.
Upon arriving Officers informed the owner of the residence Bradley J. Kelley age 33 of Fort Branch that they had received a tip that illegal drugs were at this residence. Officers on scene were given consent to search the property. Shortly after beginning the search a one pot methamphetamine lab and several items associated drug paraphernalia and manufacturing items were found.
Bradley J. Kelley and his estranged wife Melissa Kelley age 35 of Princeton were both taken into custody and taken to the Gibson County Jail. Both subjects remain in custody with no bail.
Bradley J. Kelley and Melissa Kelley are being charged with Manufacturing of Methamphetamine a B Felony and Neglect of a Dependent a C Misdemeanor.
Assisting in the investigation was:
Darrell Parker (Lead Investigator) Fort Branch Police Department
John Fischer Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy
Sgt. Bruce Vanoven Gibson County Sheriff’s Deputy
Rodger Leister Owensville Town Marshall
Indiana State Police Clandestine Lab team
GIBSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - NIXLE
BRADLEY J. KELLEY
Evansville Police are investigating an armed home invasion that happened at 11:30 Sunday night in the 400 block of S. Denby.
The victim told investigators that an unknown black male knocked on his door. When he opened the door, the suspect pointed a handgun at his face and forced his way into the house.
The suspect then threatened to kill the victim and his family if he did not stop snitching on the suspect's friend. The suspect then fled in a dark colored 4 door car, possibly a Pontiac.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to call EPD at 436-7979 or the WeTip hotline 1-800-78-CRIME.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans night maintenance work along the southbound side of the US 41 Twin Bridges starting Monday night, September 30, 2013.
The contractor will using specialized high-strength concrete to make spot repairs on the driving surface of the SOUTHBOUND bridge deck.
Work will start at 7:00 p.m., CDT, each evening. The work zone will be taken down by 6:00 a.m., the following morning.
Southbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach the bridge. Caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are working along the bridge in close proximity to traffic flow.
The work is expected to take 2 to 3 nights to complete.
SOURCE: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
On Sunday night at 9:00, Evansville Police were called to 116 S. Grand after a resident was shot in the foot.
The victim, 23 year old Christopher Berry, told investigators he was in his bedroom when he heard several shots being fired from outside the house. One of the bullets entered the bedroom wall and struck him in the foot. Berry told investigators that he heard a moped leaving the scene.
Officers stopped a moped with two occupants leaving the area. When the moped stopped, the rear passenger fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate him, but did recover a handgun they believe he discarded while fleeing. The person who ran was described as a young black male.
The driver of the scooter was interviewed, but investigators did not have enough evidence to charge him with a crime at the time.
Investigators are looking into other recent shots fired incidents involving scooters to see if they are connected.
Anyone with information on any of the recent shots fired or shootings is asked to call EPD at 436-7979 or the WeTip hotline 1-800-78-CRIME.
EVANSVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT - NIXLE
UPDATED POST 2:15 p.m. SEPTEMBER 30, 2013: Jacob L. Higgins is now in police custody.
ORIGINAL POST: Early this morning (Sept. 29, 2013) at approximately 2:51 AM, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to 5501 Pearl Dr (Show-Me’s West) reference to a Hit & Run accident. As deputies arrived, they found two subjects laying in the east bound lane of Pearl Dr. The victims, identified as Alexander Jacob Marshall and Daniel Wayne Jordan, were transported to Deaconess Hospital. Alexander suffered multiple, serious injuries. Jordan was treated and released with minor injuries.
According to witnesses, Jacob Lacy Higgins and two other subjects arrived at Show Me’s – West to meet some friends. Higgins was driving an older model white Camaro with t-tops. Shortly after their arrival, a dark colored mini-van arrived with several subjects, including Marshall and Jordan. Witnesses stated the subjects engaged in a verbal argument with Higgins and his companions which led into a physical fight.
Witnesses stated the fight spilled-over to the AMC Theater parking lot across the street and subjects from the mini-van started throwing large rocks into the windshield of Higgins’s Camaro. Witnesses stated an unidentified white male wearing a yellow shirt pulled a handgun and pointed it at Higgins.
Witnesses stated Higgins then drove his Camaro at a high rate of speed and struck Jordan and Marshall. Marshall was then dragged under Higgins’s car for over a quarter of a mile.
Sheriff’s detectives have obtained an arrest warrant charging Higgins with Attempted Murder Class A Felony, Criminal Recklessness Class D Felony and Hit and Run Class D Felony. His whereabouts are currently unknown. Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact Det. Randy Chapman at (812) 421-6342. If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Higgins, please call (812) 421-6201 or dial 911.
Jacob Lacy Higgins
Attempted Murder Class A Felony
Criminal Recklessness Class D Felony
Hit and Run Class D Felony
Alexander Jacob Marshall
Daniel Wayne Jordan
VANDERBURGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE - NIXLE
PHOTO: KENSEY CLAYCOMB
Twelve Indiana Conservation Officers will complete a six-week Public Safety Dive Rescue Specialist School this week. The twelve new divers will become members of a 48 officer team of certified Dive Rescue Specialists. One female will be graduating along with 11 other men to become the first female member in 37 year history of the team.
The students were trained to Dive Rescue International requirements and will meet Department of Homeland Security standards such as, fully encapsulated diving with full face mask, dry suits, redundant air supply, underwater hard line communications, and under water metal detectors. The students were drilled on basic scuba skills, physical fitness, black-water diving, boat-based and shore based search patterns, drowning victim/body recovery, evidence recovery, light salvage operations, lift bag operations, vehicle recovery, deep diving, and swift water diving. The training took place in various Vigo County lakes, quarries, and the Wabash River.
Indiana Conservation Officers respond to, and investigate, drowning incidents and all other types of water related investigations, including evidence recovery, vehicle recovery, swift-water rescues, and boat crashes.
New Indiana Conservation Officer Divers:
SOURCE/PHOTOS: Indiana DNR Law Enforcement Division
- Andrew Harmon – Wells County
- Joe Young – Henry County
- Paul Crockett – Gibson County
- Markie Hoskins – Johnson County
- Ryan Vanderlugt – Huntington County
- Nicholas Vandermolen – Kosciusko County
- Shane Cooper – Knox County
- Dustin Whitehead – Park County
- Gram Selm – Franklin County
- Joseph Tenbarge – Brown County
- Nicholas Wilson – Marion County
- Matthew Hicks – Switzerland County
The Barbecuers for Charity will host a benefit on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Jimtown Bar, located at 502 North Garvin Street in Evansville. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the St. Mary’s Center for Children Autism Program.
The Barbecuers for Charity have raised more than $50,000
for local Autism causes during the last few years, donating more than $19,000
to the St. Mary’s Center for Children Autism Program. Please help show your support by placing an order today! Please call Jimtown Bar at 812.422.0803.
Food and prices are as follows:
Volunteers and cooks are always welcome. If you are interested in helping, please call Charlie Wilhite at 812.453.0253 or Marlon Moore at 812.204.3867.
- BBQ Ribs – $20
- BBQ Butts – $23
- BBQ Dinners – $8: Includes ribs or pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad and trimmings.
- Case Sponsor – $75: Individuals and businesses can make a monetary donation by becoming a Case Sponsor. A $75 contribution will help the Barbecuers for Charity reach their fundraising goal by covering the cost of a case of ribs. In return, you will receive recognition on the St. Mary’s Foundation website and Facebook page, along with receiving two slabs of delicious ribs the day of the event.
SOURCE: St. Mary's Hospital
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is announcing that State Road 64 (S.R. 64) will be closing to repair a railroad crossing in Princeton.
On Monday, October 7, at approximately 8:00 a.m. local time, railroad crews will close S.R. 64 from the junction of U.S. Route 41 (U.S. 41) to the junction of State Road 65 (S.R. 65). Crews will be making repairs to the crossing 1.35 miles east of U.S. 41. All work is scheduled to be complete by 2:00 p.m. local time on Friday, October 11, weather permitting.
The official detour will route traffic on U.S. 41, S.R. 56 and S.R. 65.
INDOT encourages motorists to slow down and pay special attention while traveling in work zones throughout Indiana. For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot
FROM THE VANDERBURGH COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE: Larry Jones (02/11/1971 -- 510 S. Kerth Avenue) was found guilty of Dealing in Cocaine – A Felony. The Jury heard two days of testimony and reached their verdict in less than one hour.
Judge Wayne Trockman issued a bench warrant for Jones, who has since been apprehended. No sentencing date has been set currently. Jones faces between 20 -50 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Jones was arrested in May of 2011 for being in possession of just under 20 grams of cocaine in his pocket. Later found in Jones' bedroom was over 275 grams of Cocaine.
Also found guilty late Friday Afternoon was Armana Cottrell (12/05/1980) of Attempted Battery by Means of a Deadly Weapon and two counts of Intimidation, all C Felonies.
Judge Magistrate August Straus will sentence Cottrell October 25 at 1:00 P.M. She faces up to 8 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections.
Cottrell was arrested in May of 2012 following a domestic dispute involving a knife.
UPDATE 3:50 p.m. SEPTEMBER 27, 2013: Police Locate Vehicle possibly used in Armed Robbery - This afternoon at approximately 3:16 p.m., Gibson County Sheriff’s Department located and stopped a Maroon Lincoln Town Car at 5th and Broadway in Princeton. Police had received information earlier that the vehicle matching this description was possibly used in an armed robbery that occurred earlier today in Fort Branch. A female subject is currently being detained and investigated for driving while intoxicated. No one has been arrested for armed robbery at this time. This is an ongoing investigation and further information will be released as it becomes available.
ORIGINAL POST: Gibson County - Friday afternoon, September 27, at 12:42 p.m., Fort Branch Police, Indiana State Police and Gibson County Sheriff’s Department responded to Rose’s Tanning located at 207 North
U.S. 41 in Fort Branch to investigate an armed robbery.
Preliminary investigation revealed a white female in her 20’s, entered the store, displayed a handgun, demanded cash and fled the scene after receiving an undisclosed amount of cash. The female was last seen running south from the store. No customers were inside and the clerk was not injured.
Officers are also looking for a Maroon 1992 Lincoln Town Car that may have been involved.
Description of Suspect:
• White Female, 20’s
• Approximately 5’5”
• Approximately 115 lbs.
• Wearing Black Wig
• Scarf covering her face
• Multi-color sweater
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the suspect or information concerning this armed robbery is encouraged to contact police immediately.
INDIANA STATE POLICE - NIXLE