DATE: Saturday, March 14, 2015
SUBJECT: Fleeing Sex Offender Apprehended by Sheriff’s K-9
RELEASE NUMBER: 2015-NR-015
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a wanted sex offender on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Mr. David Wayne Biggs was being sought on a felony warrant for Sex Offender Failure to Register with a Prior as a Level 5 Felony.
Mr. Biggs is required to register with the Sheriff’s Office every 90 days due to his status as a Sexually Violent Predator. Mr. Biggs has multiple felony convictions for child molestation and sexual battery dating back to 1991. A joint investigation conducted by the Indiana Department of Correction Evansville Parole District and the Sheriff’s Office determined that Mr. Biggs failed to notify the Sheriff’s Office of a change in home address as required by law. A warrant for Mr. Biggs was obtained by the Sheriff’s Office on March 13, 2015.
Sheriff’s deputies located Mr. Biggs at a residence on Negley Court this evening around 6:40pm. Mr. Biggs fled through the backyard of the residence and then scaled a fence. After ignoring repeated commands to stop, Mr. Biggs was apprehended by Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Archie” while attempting to scale a second fence. Mr. Biggs punched K-9 “Archie” in the head twice while trying to escape. Once taken into custody, Mr. Biggs was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries sustained during the arrest.
Mr. Biggs was later lodged at the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center on charges of Sex Offender Failure to Register with a Prior as a Level 5 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Interference with a Law Enforcement Animal as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Marijuana as a Class A Misdemeanor and Sex Offender Required to Possess ID as a Class C Misdemeanor.
David Wayne Biggs (pictured above), 47, of Evansville