DATE: Friday, February 12, 2021
SUBJECT: Inmate Dies at Vanderburgh County Jail
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Friday, February 12, 2021 at approximately 12:00 AM an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Jail was discovered unresponsive.

The confinement officer assigned to the housing unit where the inmate was discovered immediately called for assistance. Sheriff’s Office medical staff responded to the housing unit and assisted officers who had begun administering CPR. Medics from the Evansville Fire Department and Scott Township Fire Department then arrived to assist. At 12:54 AM medics ceased all resuscitation efforts upon orders of the St. Vincent Hospital physician.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office was then notified and responded to the jail. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section is investigating the death, although no foul play is suspected. The inmate was last seen responsive and looking around inside of his cell outside his cell at 11:05 PM. 

The Coroner’s Office will schedule an autopsy and provide further updates regarding the cause of death.


William Conley Pease Sr., 77, of Evansville.


Parole Violation Warrant (In Custody since February 02, 2021)