DATE: March 1, 2024
SUBJECT: Deputies Arrest Suspect for Auto Theft
CONTACT: Major Matt Corn
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Noah Robinson

On Friday, March 1st, 2024, deputies arrested a suspect for auto theft. A deputy working aggressive driving enforcement noticed a grey Honda Pilot with Alabama plates traveling North on US 41. A “Be on the Lookout” (BOL) had previously been sent out on a vehicle matching this description by Evansville Joint Dispatch. The suspect vehicle was originally identified as stolen by a Flock Safety Camera, which utilizes license plate reader technology, as it passed through Henderson, KY.

Upon locating the suspect vehicle in Vanderburgh County, Deputies confirmed the vehicle was stolen and conducted a traffic stop. The driver was cooperative and deputies conducted an investigation which subsequently led to the arrest of the driver, David Porter, for auto theft and operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license. The stolen vehicle was towed for safekeeping and the driver was later transported and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

Aggressive driving enforcement is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) with the goal of reducing crashes, traffic fatalities, and promoting safe driving. Aggressive driving offenses include traffic violations such as following too closely, speeding, changing lanes without caution or signal, running a red light, or improper passing.


David Terrell Porter, 27 years old, Chicago, IL; Charges: Auto Theft (L6), Traffic Operating w/ out ever receiving license (AM)

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