Evansville man arrested on reckless driving charges after being stopped for driving in excess of 90 mph on US 41
On December 16, 2014, at 11:32 p.m. Deputy Loren Barchett observed a Tan 1998 Nissan Maxima traveling southbound on US 41 from County Road 350 South at a 95 mph. Upon initiating a traffic stop on US 41 in Fort Branch Deputy Barchett was able to identify the driver as 21 year old Jordan E. Reed of Evansville, Indiana.
While conducting the traffic stop deputies on scene observed K2 (a synthetic marijuana) lying in plain view. During a search of the vehicle other evidence was located that would indicated that Mr. Reed may be dealing K2 to other citizens. At the conclusion of the roadside investigation Deputy Barchett placed Mr. Reed into custody and transported him to the Gibson County Jail.
Martin County (Shoals): Three people are behind bars this evening after an investigation in Shoals by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Parole Officers.
Around 10:50 this morning, Trooper Jarrod Lents assisted two Indiana Parole Officers in conducting a parole search at 15885 Ivy Lane, Shoals, the home of 47 year old Darren Bruce Stone. Officers were met at the front door by Julie E. Lents, 32, Shoals. Lents stated that she and Katie D. Stone-Payne, 20, Shoals, were the only two present. Trooper Lents, in order to ensure the safety of the officers present in the residence, performed a protective sweep of the residence. Stone was found by Trooper Lents, hiding behind a shower curtain in the shower.
While in the residence, officers observed a loaded .22 caliber handgun, marijuana roaches, and drug paraphernalia, all in plain view of where they were standing in the living room. As a convicted serious violent felon, Stone was prohibited from being in possession of a firearm. A search warrant for the residence and outbuildings was obtained through the Martin County Prosecutor’s Office, which led officers to find two baggies of marijuana, a straw containing methamphetamine, and additional paraphernalia items.
On December 14, 2014, at 8:28 p.m. Deputy Loren Barchett of the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office observed a Gold 1994 Buick Passenger car traveling south in a cornfield just east of CR 50 East at CR 200 South. Upon stopping the vehicle Deputy Barchett identified the driver as 23 year old Antony L. Davis of Princeton.
Mr. Davis told Officer Barchett that the reason he was driving in the field was that he had lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of CR 50 East and CR 200 South. While investigating the accident Deputy Barchett located a green leafy substance that field tested positive for a synthetic drug was found directly beside the vehicle in the open field. Deputy Barchett and other officers on scene separated all the occupants of the vehicle to determine the owner of the vehicle. While speaking with Mr. Davis more synthetic marijuana was found on his person.
On December 14, 2014, at approximately 5:45 a.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a call of shots fired on County Road 50 North near County Road 450 East. Upon arriving in the area Deputy John Fischer of the Gibson County Sheriff’ Office located a Gray 2011 Toyota Tacoma in a Farmer’s Field with the dome light illuminated.
Deputy Fischer made contact with the driver of the vehicle Joshua F. Takacs of Francisco, Indiana and detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person. While speaking with Mr. Takacs Deputy Fischer asked if there were any weapons in the vehicle and Mr. Takacs informed Deputy Fischer that he had a firearm on his person. Deputy Fischer secured the weapon and initiated a roadside DUI (Driving Under the Influence) investigation. During that investigation Standard Field Sobriety Tests were administered to Mr. Takacs.
Evansville Police arrested 19 year old DESHAY HACKNER on resisting law enforcement and gun possession charges after he ran from an officer during a car stop.
An officer pulled a car over in the 1000 block of Madison at 4:40pm on Wednesday. All three occupants got out of the car and ran. Hackner was captured a short distance away and identified as the rear passenger. While checking the car, officers found a .45 caliber handgun on the rear passenger floorboard.
Hackner was just paroled in November after serving time for an Armed Robbery. He was a juvenile at the time of the robbery, but was waived to adult court. He is now facing Possession of a Weapon by a Serious Violent Felon (L4 Felony) and Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A Misdemeanor) charges.
Evansville Police arrested 5 juveniles after officers received reports of people getting into cars in the area of Helfrich Park School. Officers were called the area around 4:45 Sunday morning and stopped 3 of the suspects. The other two suspects were located later in the day.
During the investigation, officers determined the group had been walking around several residential streets and getting into unlocked cars. This activity is referred to as "car hopping'. The group had taken electronics from at least two of the cars. The owners were located and the items were returned to them.
This afternoon at approximately 2:34, Master Trooper Gary Goodman was participating in Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) on US 41when he clocked a 1998 Toyota at 100 mph near Airport Road. The driver was identified as Pishon Powell, 19, of Hartford, CT. Further investigation revealed Powell attends college in Terre Haute and was trying to get to work. Powell also had never received a driver’s license. He was arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail where he is currently being held on bond.
Operation C.A.R.E. is a federally funded program and allows additional troopers to patrol area highways during holiday periods.