SUBJECT: Northside Man Charged with Rape and Criminal Confinement
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-011
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 1:25pm the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mr. Michael Vernon Loveless on charges including rape and criminal confinement.
Mr. Loveless lived with the victim, who had recently attempted to end the relationship. Mr. Loveless arrived at the couple’s north side residence this morning while in an intoxicated state. During the incident, Mr. Loveless is alleged to have threatened the victim as well as point an unloaded handgun at his own head and pull the trigger. The victim reportedly then grabbed the handgun and threw it from a window while Mr. Loveless was busy trying to load the handgun magazine with ammunition. The victim reported being raped by Mr. Loveless during the course of the incident.
Mr. Loveless was eventually persuaded by the victim to let her leave the residence so that she could take her children to school. The victim then drove to the Sheriff’s Office command post and reported the incident.
The Sheriff’s Office detectives were waiting outside Mr. Loveless’ residence when he exited and attempted to walk to his vehicle. He was arrested without incident.
Michael Vernon Loveless (pictured above), 42, of Evansville. Rape as a Level 1 Felony, Criminal Confinement as a Level 3 Felony, Intimidation as a Level 5 Felony, Pointing a Loaded Firearm as a Level 6 Felony, Battery as a Class A Misdemeanor