SUBJECT: Convicted Felon Arrested after Firing Handgun during Domestic Assault
RELEASE NUMBER: 2016-NR-068
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding
On Thursday, September 01, 2016 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office arrested a convicted felon who allegedly battered and threatened a female with a handgun.
On Wednesday, August 31 at 9:07 pm sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of domestic violence in progress at an address on South Weinbach Avenue. The victim reported that she and Mr. Thomas Trem were involved in an argument during which he became violent. Mr. Trem allegedly produced a handgun and fired into the air. Mr. Trem then allegedly pointed the handgun at the victim and told her that he could kill her at anytime.
Later that evening Mr. Trem allegedly grabbed the victim by her throat and attempted to strangle her. After threatening to kill the victim again, he allegedly threw her to the ground causing her further injury. The victim managed to text a friend and asked him to summon help. Mr. Trem then took the cell phone away from the victim and left the area.
The Sheriff’s Office immediately began a search for Mr. Trem, eventually locating him on Covert Avenue near S. Boeke Road on Thursday morning. Mr. Trem was taken into custody without incident and is currently lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Mr. Trem has prior felony convictions for Criminal Recklessness and Dealing in a Controlled Substance, making his possession of a firearm a Level 4 Felony.
Thomas Jeffrey Trem (pictured above), 44, of Evansville. Armed Robbery as a Level 3 Felony, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon as a Level 4 Felony, Intimidation as a Level 5 Felony, Domestic Battery as a Level 6 Felony, Criminal Recklessness as a Level 6 Felony.