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Police/Courts

  • Man gets 12 years for meth


    A Posey County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to making meth. Kevin Lannan, 28, of 11601 Ranch Road, Lot 2 in Evansville was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Posey County Superior Court.
    Lannan pleaded guilty to dealing and manufacturing meth, a Class B felony. He was sentenced to serve the 12 years, with 99 days of jail time credit.

  • Warrant out for former Humane Society worker

    Police are on the lookout for a former humane society employee who allegedly stole money and metal cages for scrap.
    A warrant has been issued for Ryan E. Nader, former Posey Humane Society operations manager, for three felony counts including burglary, Class C felony, and two counts of theft, both Class D felonies.

  • Burglary suspect arrested

    A Mount Vernon man allegedly responsible for 11 of 15 burglaries in the Mount Vernon area has been arrested.

  • Man faces molestation charges

    A New Harmony man has been arrested and charged after a Posey County grand jury indicted him as the result of child molesting allegations.

    Michael Simpson, 58, of New Harmony is being held on a $2,500 cash bond at the Posey County Jail following the results of an investigation that began on March 30.

    Indiana State Police Det. Alan Sherretz initiated the criminal investigation after receiving information about an 8-year-old Posey County girl who had been molested a week before while visiting a family friend.


  • Medical conditions leads to wrecks

    An oversize-load semi trailer driver was taken to the hospital after causing a string of wrecks through the city going east towards Evansville.
    On Tuesday, Aug. 23, reports of wrecks on Fourth Street were made after the semi trailer went through town. Police caught up with the driver of the semi on Indiana 62 near Ford Road.
    According to Police Chief Grant Beloat, there were two vehicles hit in the city limits. No injuries were reported.
    Beloat said the driver of the semi trailer was suffering from a medical condition.

  • Inmates work to improve county

    For the first time in a while, men and women in orange will be walking the streets, picking up trash as part of a re-instated community corrections program instituted in Posey County in a joint effort between community corrections and the sheriff's department.
    On Wednesday, two men picked up trash along Country Club Road and over to Tile Factory as part of a community corrections program that allows them to work off time.

  • Venue change for Lear still undecided

    During a hearing Tuesday at Posey County Circuit Court, Judge Jim Redwine took the change of venue request from the defendant, Alex Lear, under advisement until the morning of the jury trial set for Oct. 18-21.
    Timothy Alex Lear is charged with the murder of 4-month-old Bryson Clardy.
    As of now, Posey County Prosecutor Travis Clowers said the trial will not be moved out of Posey County.

  • Sex criminals failing to register

    The Posey County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on convicted sex and violent offenders who have either failed to register or failed to update their registration.
    According to Posey County Sheriff Greg Oeth, three registered offenders were charged with failing to update their registry or failing to register at all.
    Oeth said the sheriff’s department reaches out to the offenders to remind them that they must update their registry.
    However, when they don’t register annually or update their information, they will faces charges.

  • Man dies in wreck

    A three-vehicle wreck at the intersection of Indiana 62 and the William Keck Bypass resulted in the death of an Evansville man.
    According to a press release from Mount Vernon Police, at noon Wednesday, emergency crews responded to the wreck.
    Police say an Office Depot delivery truck, driven by John D. Shofstall, 56, was traveling westbound on IN-62. Shofstall's vehicle rear-ended a 2006 Chevy Impala, driven by Nicholas Imes, that was stopped at a traffic light.

  • Fallen officers honored

    The following fallen officers were honored with a memorial service Sunday morning, May 15, in front of the Spencer County Courthouse:

    Cyrus Thompson, Posey County Sheriff’s Department, 1878
    Ralph Fisher, New Harmony Police Department , 1955
    “Mac” Buchanan, Posey County Sheriff’s Department, 1969
    John Hatfull, Indiana State Police, 1987
    Paul Capes, Mount Vernon Police Department,  1988
    Larry York, Posey County Sheriff’s Department, 1991