Point Zero Eight: Saturdays aren’t ‘get outta jail free’ days

PUBLISHED: May 27, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

Every Sunday, the Courier & Press publishes names of those charged with drunk driving in the past week.

This project is to show the public the process of getting a OMVWI in Vanderburgh County.

Driving under the influence is usually a misdemeanor charge, and those charged don’t serve jail time outside of their initial arrest. It’s a misdemeanor that could turn deadly quickly.

Last fall, the Tri-State community had five fatal deaths involving intoxicated drivers, according to local law enforcement.

To follow along with each person’s case, visit Point Zero Eight at courierpressblogs.com/dui.

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Tierra A. Maupins, 26, of 4751 Covert Ave., Evansville, was arrested May 17 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person less than 18 years old (level 6 felony), neglect of a dependent (level 6 felony) and neglect of a dependent (level 6 felony).

Matthew S. Draper, 32, of 1201 Corregidor Circle, Evansville, was arrested May 19 and charged with operating a vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to .15 or more (class a misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and driving while suspended (class a misdemeanor).

Sean C. Christ, 22, of 8611 Fox Hollow Road, Evansville, was arrested May 20 and charged with operating vehicle with alcohol concentration to at least .08 but less than .15 (class c misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor).

Jennifer A. Dickerson, 41, of 6310 Broadway Ave., Evansville., was arrested May 20 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated: prior conviction (level 6 felony).

Mitchell R. Boyle, 25, of 6988 Newman Rd., Elberfeld, Indiana, was arrested May 20 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated: prior conviction (level 6 felony) and reckless driving (class c misdemeanor).

Aaron L. Purvis, 32, of 123 E 2nd St., Lynnville, Indiana, was arrested May 20 and charged operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating vehicle with alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less .15 (class c misdemeanor).

Brandon D. Hertel, 23, of 3711 New Harmony Rd., Evansville, was arrested May 21 and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle with an alcohol concentration equivalent to at least .08 but less than .15 (class c misdemeanor).

Zachary T. Herron, 27, of 2850 Lodge Ave, Apt 185, Evansville, operating a vehicle while intoxicated: Prior conviction (level 6 felony), possession of synthetic drug (class a misdemeanor) and  possession of paraphernalia (class c misdemeanor).

Walter M. Gardner, 73, of 1905 Evanston Dr., Evansville, was arrested May 23 and charged with possession of a narcotic drug (level 6 felony), possession of a controlled substance (class a misdemeanor), operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person (class a misdemeanor) and operating a vehicle with schedule I or II controlled substance in person’s body (class c misdemeanor).

Megan D. Smith, 33, of 112 W Missouri St., Evansville, was arrested May 25 and charged with neglect of a defendant (level 6 felony), operating a vehicle while intoxicated, endangering a person less than 18 years old (level 6 felony) and leaving the scene of an accident (class b misdemeanor).

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Lincoln Estates management assisting outgoing residents

PUBLISHED: June 2, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

Only a third of Lincoln Estates apartments will be occupied after about 40 residents depart and management is not leasing any apartments for the next few months.

Jeff Wilhite, the attorney for Lincoln Estates, said he expects low occupancy at Lincoln Estates because the housing complex won’t accept new residents for at least a few months. It recently sent notices to about 40 residents stating they would have 30 days before moving out. The notices worried friends and family so much that it was the only topic they wanted to hear about during one of the mayor’s traveling town halls. Continue reading “Lincoln Estates management assisting outgoing residents”

Area law enforcement establishing fees for body cam footage

PUBLISHED: Dec. 17, 2017

BY: Shannon Hall, Courier & Press reporter

Law enforcement agencies say body cameras help protect the officers and the community, but local law enforcement agencies want to charge $150 to provide the footage or are against the public seeing it in general.

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office will “probably” implement a $150 fee for copies of body camera footage, according to the Vanderburgh County sheriff.

“That’s to download and put it on the disc and everything,” Vanderburgh Sheriff Dave Wedding said. Continue reading “Area law enforcement establishing fees for body cam footage”