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Police/Courts

  • 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.

  • 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.