DATE: Monday, January 02. 2017
SUBJECT: Scooter Flees from Deputy into Howell Railroad Yard
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

Shortly after midnight on Monday, January 02, 2017 a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a motor scooter for an equipment violation in the area of South Barker Avenue near Howell Park.

The suspect fled down alleyways and side streets, failing to stop for the pursuing deputy. The suspect drove up an embankment at the end of Dennison Street and then dropped the scooter next to some railroad tracks in the Howell Yards. Sheriff’s Office deputies, Evansville Police officers, and Indiana State Police troopers set up a perimeter while a Sheriff’s Office K-9 tracked the offender to the porch of a nearby address. The suspect initially provided a false identity for himself, but was later identified as Mr. Chad Goodwin.

Mr. Goodwin was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants, including one related to a past probation violation for possession of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement. Mr. Goodwin was also charged with resisting law enforcement and false informing as a result of last nights pursuit.


Chad Leroy Goodwin, 34, of Hatfield, IN. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, False Informing as Class B Misdemenor