SUBJECT: Evansville Man Wanted for Escape Flees into Henderson
RELEASE NUMBER: 2019-NR-059
CONTACT: Sergeant Kurt Althoff
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
Earlier this afternoon Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest Christopher Norman, 23, of Evansville, on outstanding warrants for the charges of escape, dealing methamphetamine, theft, and resisting law enforcement. Prior to the encounter the Sheriff’s Office received a credible threat that Norman was armed with a handgun and was going to shoot any law enforcement officer he encountered. The deputies attempted to stop Norman’s vehicle in the area of S. Kentucky Avenue and Cherry Street. Rather than comply, Norman fled in his vehicle towards Henderson, Kentucky. With the assistance of several other agencies, Norman was pursued into Kentucky until he crashed into a guardrail while trying to avoid a placed tire deflation device (“Stop Sticks”). In a final attempt to flee, Norman used his vehicle to ram the vehicle of one of the pursuing deputies. Norman was taken into custody and will be housed in the Henderson County jail for local charges stemming from the pursuit. No serious injuries were reported during the incident.
It should be noted that Christopher Norman has been arrested in Vanderburgh County 23 times since 2015.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding would like to thank the following assisting agencies:
Henderson Police Department, Evansville Police Department, Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, and theHenderson County Sheriff’s Department