DATE: May 24, 2024
SUBJECT: Arrest Made in Emma Drive Domestic Violence Incident
CONTACT: Sheriff Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Noah Robinson

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Evansville woman in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred on Emma Drive in Vanderburgh County on May 21, 2024.

The woman, Tamatha Lant, was initially believed to be the victim in the incident. However, further investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led detectives to believe that Kenneth Myers, who Lant claimed had beaten and confined her, was actually the victim. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Lant, charging her with Domestic Violence Battery with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony and Intimidation as a Level 6 Felony. Lant was arrested at her residence just before midnight on Thursday, May 23.

The May 21 incident occurred after Lant fled her residence on Emma Drive. She claimed that Myers had physically assaulted her and held her against her will in the house. A stand-off occurred when deputies went to the residence to locate Myers and no one would answer the door. Deputies later discovered that Myers had left the residence prior to deputies arriving.

Myers was eventually located and interviewed by detectives. He denied assaulting or confining Lant and claimed she was actually the aggressor and had attacked him with a knife. Myers told detectives that Lant became upset after going through his phone. Video surveillance footage from the interior of the home showed no assault by Myers, but did show Lant moving freely throughout the residence. The video also showed Lant threatening to kill Myers and Lant chasing Myers with a large kitchen knife. Myers claimed Lant stabbed him in the thigh and cut his thumb. Myers injuries were consistent with his account of the events.

Lant remains in the Vanderburgh County Jail and is being held on a $10,000.00 bond.

PREVIOUSLY: Deputies Locate Domestic Violence Suspect


Tamatha “Tammy” Renne Lant (pictured above), 52 of Evansville. Domestic Violence Battery with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Intimidation with a Weapon as a Level 6 Felony. Charges of False Informing as a Class A Misdemeanor have also been requested.

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