SUBJECT: Two Unrelated Overnight Burglaries Result in Arrests
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-040
CONTACT: Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office made two arrests last night after responding to a pair of unrelated burglaries that occurred just over ninety minutes apart.
On Tuesday, June 06, 2017 at 10:44 PM the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 7900 block of Kenton Station Road (near Mohr Road) in reference to a burglary in progress. The victim arrived home and found a suspect carrying items from his house. The victim spoke to the suspect, who was later identified as Mr. Alexander Southard. The victim called 911 and stood by with Mr. Southard, who reportedly did not attempt to flee. The responding deputy took Mr. Southard into custody without incident.
On Wednesday, June 07, 2017 at 12:18 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4900 block of Tanglewood Drive upon report of domestic violence in progress. The suspect, Mr. Dustin Sinclair, allegedly grabbed the victim outside the home before arming himself with a shotgun and forcing his way into her residence. Mr. Sinclair then threatened to kill everyone inside the home.
A responding deputy spotted Mr. Sinclair on the roof of the home, but was unable to keep him in sight. While searching for Mr. Sinclair, the deputy observed a shotgun lying on the roof. As more deputies arrived, Mr. Sinclair was located hiding in an attached garage. Mr. Sinclair refused to be taken into custody and had to be forcibly restrained.
Alexander Nico Southard (pictured above), 19, of Evansville. Burglary of a Dwelling as a Level 4 Felony, Theft as a Level 6 Felony
Dustin Dwight Sinclair (pictured above), 30, of Evansville. Burglary while Armed with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 2 Felony, Domestic Battery as a Class A Misdemeanor, Intimidation with a Weapon as a Level 5 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor
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