DATE: Thursday, November 17, 2016
SUBJECT: K-9 Deputy Arrests Fleeing Felon with the Assistance of Bystander
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

On Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at approximately 2:20pm a K-9 deputy assigned to the Joint Drug Task Force observed a Toyota Camry traveling on Maxwell Avenue near Kentucky Avenue. The deputy suspected the driver was Mr. Jourdan Dabbs, who had an active felony warrant.

The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pulled over to the side of the road. As the deputy approached on foot, the vehicle fled south onto Fares Avenue. The deputy pursued the vehicle on side streets intersecting with Virginia Street before the vehicle entered an alleyway.

Mr. Dabbs then exited his vehicle (which then rolled against a fence) and ran north toward Virginia Street. K-9 Boss was deployed and apprehended Mr. Dabbs in the 500 block of E. Virginia Street. Once the K-9 released his bite, Mr. Dabbs continued to struggle and refused to be handcuffed. A bystander intervened and assisted the Sheriff’s Office and Evansville Police Department in taking Mr. Dabbs into custody. A later search of Mr. Dabbs’ vehicle revealed drug paraphernalia.

Mr. Dabbs remains lodged at the Vanderburgh County Jail with a $5,500 bond.  


Jourdan Gregory Dabbs (pictured above), 28, of Evansville. Resisting Law Enforcement as Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemanor, Possession of Syringe as a Level 6 Felony, Reckless Driving as a A Class Misdemeaner, Driving while License Suspended and Prior as a Class A Misdemeanor


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