DATE: September 21, 2014
SUBJECT: Inmate Dies at Confinement Center
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Sunday, September 21, 2014 at approximately 12:15pm an inmate at the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center was discovered unresponsive.

The confinement officer assigned to the housing unit where the inmate was discovered immediately called for assistance. Sheriff’s Office medical staff responded to the housing unit and began administering CPR. Medics from the Evansville Fire Department and American Medical Response (AMR) then arrived to assist. At 12:40pm AMR ceased all resuscitation efforts.

The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office was then notified and responded to the confinement center. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section is investigating the death, although no foul play is suspected. The inmate was last seen outside his cell at breakfast, before he and his bunk-mate retired to their cell to sleep until lunch.

The Coroner’s Office has scheduled an autopsy for Monday.

Charles Robert Rickard, 48, of Owensville, IN

Original Charges:
Battery as a Class A Misdemeanor
Criminal Confinement as a Class B Felony
Intimidation as a Class C Felony