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Police/Courts

  • The law life of Judge Jim Redwine

    With a career on the bench spanning four decades, Judge Jim Redwine will pound the gavel for the final time this year. A gavel, which he says he has actually never used.

    The early years as Circuit Court Judge were challenging, which Redwine says should be addressed in Law School today.

    “I have written several articles over the years about how law school should be changed and how judges should be educated,” said Redwine. “A lot of judges take the bench, and they have never judged a case. They have never been taught how to judge a case.”

  • Alleged past relationship could cost Maier teaching license

    An alleged sexual relationship with a student dating back to 1997 could cost former Mount Vernon Science teacher Paul Maier his education licenses in the State of Indiana.

    Following the annoncement of his resignation as a teacher from the Metropolitan School District of Mount Vernon at a recent school board meeting, a complaint was filed by the Indiana Department of Education against Maier.

  • Rainey's impact shows in area poll

    In today’s environment, law enforcement officials face extreme criticism and scrutiny, so when an officer can rise above that and connect with a community, it means a lot.

    Seth Rainey is one such officer, and his dedication and community involvement was recently recognized in a poll.

    106.1 FM recently held a poll on their website, asking for people to nominate and vote for their favorite local police officer and Rainey came in the top five after over 1,500 nominations.

    Rainey’s interest in law enforcement developed in high school.

  • Mount Vernon man arrested on charges of Possessing Child Pornography, Voyeurism

    Nickolas Brown, 18 of Mount Vernon, is facing charges of Voyeurism and Possession of Child Pornography.

    According to a probable cause affidavit filed by Evansville Police officer Bryan Brown, around December 20, Nickolas Brown entered the Walgreens store on St. Joseph Ave. in Evansville, where he committed the crime of Voyeurism.

    Officer John Townsend was called to the Walgreens on a complaint.

    A female victim told Townsend that she was in the women’s restroom where she observed a cellphone come under her stall from the stall beside her.

  • Mount Vernon man arrested for Child Molesting

    Indiana State Police Detective Wes Kuykendall initiated a criminal investigation on February 26th after receiving information that a Posey County male juvenile had allegedly been sexually abused several years ago by Dylan Cooper, 23, of Mount Vernon.

    During the investigation it was revealed that between 2014 and 2015, Cooper had allegedly fondled the victim on several occasions. At the time of the alleged incidents, the victim was under the age of 14 and Cooper was at least 18 years of age.

  • Arrest made in attempted burglary

    An attempted burglary in Mount Vernon last week led to a perpetrator being shot in the face, while a second accomplice fled on foot.

    The incident took place at 5:30 a.m. on Southwind Drive in Mount Vernon.

    Police responded to the call in which the homeowner reported that two male subjects had broken into his house and one had a firearm.

  • Warrant issued for former MSD of Mount Vernon teacher

    A former MSD of Mount Vernon teacher has been charged with two felony counts of Child Seduction in the Posey County Circuit Court.

    Camella Rodgers, a former fifth grade teacher at Farmersville Elementary, is charged with a Level Five and Six Felony Count of Child Seduction.

    The charges fall under Indiana State Statute 35-42-4-7(n).

    According to the Indiana State Statute description, a person who:

  • Four arrested, two sought in Monday morning drug bust
  • 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.