DATE: November 10, 2014
SUBJECT: Battery with a Weapon
CONTACT: Sgt. Jeff South
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Sunday, November 09, 2014 at approximately 6:30 pm, the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in the 2000 block of Evanston Drive in reference to an assault involving a weapon.

The victim advised that she was attacked by a female suspect who struck her in the head several times with a handgun. When the victim’s husband tried to intervene, a male suspect threatened him with a handgun.

Both suspects then fled in a vehicle. Deputies quickly located the suspect vehicle turning into the driveway of a nearby address. Two occupants of the vehicle were arrested and taken into custody. Two handguns were recovered from the vehicle.

The victim was transported to Deaconess Hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is on-going.


Crystal Dawn Hendricks (pictured above), 36, of Evansville. Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness while Armed with a Deadly Weapon, Battery with Moderate Injury, Intimidation with a Weapon, Possession of a Handgun without a License

Rodney Glenn Kessler (pictured above), 28, of Evansville. Criminal Recklessness while Armed with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Intimidation with a Weapon