DATE: Monday, December 18, 2017
SUBJECT: Suspect Captured After Late Night Pursuit
RELEASE NUMBER: 2017-NR-083
CONTACT: Sgt. Jeff South
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On December 17th at approximately 8:50 pm, deputies with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office located a black Dodge Neon that had been reported stolen to the Henderson (KY) Police Department. Further information placed the driver as a suspect in a robbery within Henderson City. Deputies along with Evansville Police Department officers attempted to stop the suspect on Highway 41 near Walnut Street, but the suspect fled and led officers on a pursuit that ended on I-69 near Green River Road when the suspect’s car became disabled. After striking a guard rail, the suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area south of the interstate. An Evansville Police Department canine team located the suspect a short time later where he was arrested for the listed charges.
ARRESTED: Sherrell Christopher Brooks, 44, from Evansville is charged with:
Theft receiving stolen property level 6 felony
Resisting law enforcement level 6 felony
Criminal Reckless while driving A misd
Hit and Run w/property damage A misd
Driving while license suspended A misd
Various traffic infractions
Pictured above is the stolen Dodge Neon used to lead deputies on the chase.
Presumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.