SUBJECT: Evansville Man Escapes While Being Arrested
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-054
CONTACT: Lieutenant Mark Rasure
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
At 4:13 AM on November 8, 2019 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies went to a residence in the Grandin Pointe neighborhood in order to follow-up on an ongoing investigation involving Anthony Patrick Jones as a suspect of alleged assault. Jones attempted to flee out of the back door of the residence; however, he quickly retreated back inside upon being confronted by deputies who were positioned outside. Deputies conducted a search of the residence and located Jones, who had armed himself with a fixed blade knife, hiding inside a small bathroom. Jones fought with deputies as he was taken into custody.
While Jones was being escorted to the patrol vehicle he broke free and sprinted away while being secured in handcuffs. Sheriff’s deputies gave chase, but quickly lost sight of him. Sheriff’s deputies and several officers from the Evansville Police Department attempted to contain Jones to the area while a Sheriff’s K-9 tracked his movements. An exhaustive search of the area was completed, but Jones was unable to be captured.
As of this time Jones has not been located. Anthony Jones is described as a 27 year old white male. He is 5’08’’ and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He is bald with goatee style facial hair. He was last seen fleeing from deputies in the 6000 block of Maggie Valley Drive wearing a brown coat and camouflage pants. Jones is wanted for a variety of charges stemming from this event and the prior investigation. There is also an outstanding warrant for his arrest in an unrelated investigation. The Sheriff’s Office requests that if anyone has seen Jones, or has information regarding his whereabouts, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office or Central Dispatch.
The above image depicts Anthony Jones during a prior arrest in January of 2019.