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Former Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Identified in Posey County Shooting

The deputy wounded in a weekend shooting in New Harmony was identified as former longtime Knox County Sheriff’s deputy Bryan Hicks. Hicks was shot in the head during a call to a home in New Harmony; at last report, he is reported in critical but stable condition at an Evansville hospital. The shooter was identified as former New Harmony town marshal Tom Wiltshire. Authorities claim Wiltshire fired on Hicks and other deputies as part of a call to Wiltshire’s New Harmony home.
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Indiana DNR Officials Arrest Pair of Vincennes Residents On Drug Charges

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Officials arrested a pair of Vincennes residents Thursday following discovery of drugs. Just after 10 PM, officials booked 36-year-old Stacy McClellan and 61-year-old Robert Emmons each on a count of possession of meth. McClellan faces additional charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijauna.
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Knox County man arrested for meth

A trespassing complaint recently led to the arrest of a Knox County man. On Monday, officers with the Vincennes Police Department were called to Autumn Ridge Apartments in reference to a trespassing complaint. Upon arrival, officers were able to locate the suspect male, identified as 31-year-old Jacob Farris. Officers quickly...
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Vincennes Police seize 80 grams of meth

Vincennes Police arrested a Knox County woman on multiple charges over the weekend. Friday evening around 6:17 pm, Vincennes Police obtained a search warrant for a residence in the 4000 block of Washington Ave in Vincennes. Inside the residence, officers say they located approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine as well...
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VPD Arrest Two People in Separate Incidents

Vincennes Police arrested a Vincennes man yesterday after finding in him Vincennes. Officers located 31 year-old Jacob Farris and placed him under arrest. He is charged with meth possession, criminal trespass, driving while suspended, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Farris is being held without bond at the Knox County Jail.
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Princeton man pleads guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Murder

A man has plead guilty in connection to a Knox County murder. In 2017, 46-year-old John Lowe was found dead at his apartment in Decker. 45-year-old Jeremy Shatz of Princeton and his cousin Christopher Shatz told investigators they were hired by the government to kill Lowe. Christopher got 45 years...
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Second man involved in Decker murder four years ago pleads guilty

A Princeton man once charged with the murder of a man in Decker four years ago appeared in court Monday morning, pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Jeremy Schatz, now 45, pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court I not to murder, as he was originally charged, but to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit murder, a Level 1 felony.
DECKER, IN
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Vincennes Man Recovering After Being Pinned by Vehicle

The Vincennes Fire Department, Vincennes Police Department, and Knox County EMS were dispatched to Presidential Estates Wednesday morning for a vehicle that had fallen on top of a person, pinning them to the ground. Units arrived on scene and found the patient alert with their upper body pinned under the...
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Second man involved in Decker murder four years ago pleads guilty

A Princeton man once charged with the murder of a man in Decker four years ago appeared in court Monday morning, pleading guilty to a lesser charge. Jeremy Schatz, now 45, pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court I not to murder, as he was originally charged, but to a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit murder, a Level 1 felony.
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KC Jail Reaching Capacity With Regular, Federal Inmates

The Knox County Jail is reaching its capacity at this time, with a recent swell in inmates bring the Jail to its saturation point. At last report, around 255 people were in the Knox County Jail. Knox County Sheriff Doug Vantlin says they are still taking federal inmates, swelling the...
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Princeton Man Pleads to Lesser Charge in 2017 Death in Decker

A Princeton man has pleaded guilty to a lesser included charge in the 2017 shooting death of John Lowe at a home in Decker. 45 year-old Jeremy Schatz agreed to a plea deal with the Knox County Prosecutor’s office for his role in the death. Superior Court One Judge Gara...
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VPD Arrest Two on Separate Charges

Vincennes Police arrested a Decker woman last night following a call to a Vincennes location. Officers found 35 year-old Tera Robinson in alleged possession of methamphetamine with intent to deal. Robinson’s charges include meth dealing, meth possession, possession of a controlled substance, and theft. She was booked into the Knox County Jail on ten-thousand dollars bond.
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