DATE: Thursday, May 6, 2021
SUBJECT: Man Arrested After Barricading Himself Inside Residence
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On the evening of May 5, 2021, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Nicole Drive. As deputies approached the home they observed, Joseph Parker, standing in the doorway of residence loading a firearm.

Deputies repositioned themselves and secured a perimeter of the area. In the process they learned of another person inside of the home that was being prevented from leaving. Deputies were able to safely remove the person inside of the residence while the standoff continued. Eventually, Parker came outside in an attempt to flee on foot, but his efforts were quickly stopped. Parker was uncooperative and damaged a patrol vehicle during the arrest.

Joseph Benjamin Parker, 24, was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and charged with Criminal Confinement as a Level 5 Felony, two counts of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Pointing a Loaded Firearm Level 6 Felony, Criminal Mischief as a Class B Misdemeanor and Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor.

Case Number 21-61938