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Police/Courts

  • Sydnor denied by Indiana Court of Appeals

    On February 1, 2017, a Posey County Superior Court Jury returned guilty verdicts finding twenty-three (23) year old Jvon K. Sydnor of Evansville, Indiana guilty of the September 21, 2016 armed robbery of the Roadhouse Liquor Store, located at 3rd and Mill Streets in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana.

    On March 2, 2017, Sydnor was sentenced by S. Brent Almon, the Posey County Superior Court Judge, and ordered to serve nine years executed at the Indiana Department of Corrections.

  • A school for judges

    No matter what kind of job we have we had to learn how to do it. My first job, at age ten, was mowing our neighbor’s yard. I learned it from my older brother who taught me by putting me behind a mechanical push mower in the heat of an Oklahoma summer. At first the yard looked about as rough as I was treated. However, by sweat and repetition I was eventually able to make our neighbor’s yard look passable and collect my share of the one dollar we made.

  • New Harmony is a perfect fit for Straub

    By Abbey Oden
    Aaron Straub of Mount Vernon is about to begin his tenth month working as the New Harmony Town Marshal.
    Straub graduated from Mount Vernon Sr. High School, where he played basketball, football, and ran track.
     High school is when he first started to think about joining law enforcement.
    “My first ride along was at eighteen years old with Seth Rainey, who works for the Indiana State Police. From there I was hooked,” said Straub.
    After that he went on to follow his dream of becoming an officer.

  • Owensboro man arrested after high-speed Posey chase

    A high speed pursuit and subsequent manhunt took place on Monday morning, July 24, which ended with the apprehension and arrest of 35-year-old John Michael Brown, of Owensboro.

  • Oeth named Sheriff of the Year

    Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth was selected as Indiana Sheriff of the Year last week by the Indiana Sheriff’s Association.

    Oeth, who became Posey County’s sheriff six years ago, credited his staff and deputies for their work over the last year.

    “I couldn’t have accepted that award without acknowledging the staff, deputies and many others who made this department really stand out,” he said.

    Each year, the ISA looks at the accomplishments and community impact of all 92 sheriffs in the state.

  • State police patrol tickets 15 drivers, ends in one arrest

    The Indiana State Police conducted a saturation patrol June 13 along State Road 62 between Mount Vernon and the Vanderburgh County line to issue tickets and citations. The effort lasted from 4 to 7 p.m.

    During the three-hour period, troopers issued 25 warnings, 18 traffic tickets and incarcerated one man for possessing marijuana.

    Fifteen traffic tickets were issued for seat belt violations, two were given for expired registration and one ticket was written for a driver with no insurance.

  • City to increase patrolling in Lawrence Addition

    The Mount Vernon Police Department announced last week plans to step-up traffic enforcement near Lawrence Addition following on-going complaints from residents about heavy semi-truck traffic in the area.

    Semi-trucks carrying goods from nearby industrial sites like WSI are often routed through the subdivision by their GPS devices. It has resulted in property damage and traffic issues along the narrow residential roads, especially near the corner of Vista and Lower New Harmony Road.

  • Posey County welcomes two new state troopers

    Tyler Widner and Zach Fulton are the newest additions to the Posey County state police force. The troopers, both 23, received the keys to their vehicle on Feb. 14 after completing a 14-week field training program.

    It was an emotional day for the young men who are not only colleagues, but also close friends.

    Widner and Fulton first met as freshman in the criminal justice program at the University of Southern Indiana. They became friends and worked side-by-side all four years of college.

  • Two arrested for Posey County church break-ins

    Two suspects have been arrested in connection with break-ins at three Posey County churches.

    Several stolen items – including televisions, guitars and even a copy machine - were found in the procession of Chelsea Carson, 26, and Joseph Pope, 29, both of Mount Vernon.

    The Posey County Sheriff’s Office traced the stolen items to three recent church break-ins at Welborn United Methodist, Mount Zion General Baptist and Point Township Church of the Nazarene.

  • Man convicted in armed robbery case

    Jvon K. Sydnor, 23, of Evansville, was convicted of an armed robbery that took place at Roadhouse Liquors in Mount Vernon on Sept. 21.

    Sydnor was convicted of two counts of armed robbery – both Level 3 Felonies on Feb. 1 at the Posey County Superior Court. His sentencing hearing is set for March 3.

    His trial began Jan. 30.