DATE: October 22, 2014
SUBJECT: 12th Annual Domestic Violence Sweep
CONTACT: Lt. Doug Daza
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office worked simultaneously with agencies from across the country in an effort to arrest persons with outstanding warrants for family violence and domestic related issues. The 12th Annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail is coordinated by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon and includes agencies from every state in the United States. The participating agencies work to serve outstanding arrest warrants with charges ranging from harassment to murder that originated from a family violence incident.

This collaborative effort hopes to raise awareness about the problem of family and domestic violence in our communities and demonstrate that this social problem is important to law enforcement and our citizens. It also demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their violent actions and/or their non-compliance with court orders.

Eight (8) people were arrested and fourteen (14) warrants were served during today’s sweep. Those arrested and their charges are listed below.

Matthew Pierson, Age 30, Criminal Recklessness while Armed with a Deadly Weapon
Rudy Studdard, Age 25, OMVWI Bac >.15, Child restraint Violation
Brittany Egan, Age 28, Operating a Vehicle/Never Received, Operating w/o Ins.
Amy Weightman, Age 32, Possession of Marijuana, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting LE
Vanity Johnson, Age 22, Minor Consumption, Driving while Suspended
Keith Persinger, Age 30, Petition to Revoke Probation (Felony)
Lucas Melton, Age 30, Writ of Attachment
Tiffany Boyd, Age 31, Battery with Serious Bodily Injury