DATE: Wednesday, September 05, 2018
SUBJECT: Boonville Man Arrested after Pointing a Handgun at Homeowner and Pulling the Trigger
CONTACT: Lt. Matt Schnell / Lt. Noah Robinson
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

A Boonville man was arrested this past Monday afternoon after allegedly pointing an unloaded handgun at a northern Vanderburgh County resident and pulling the trigger.

On September 03, 2018 at 2:54 PM the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence in the 11000 block of Walnut Road to investigate what was originally described as a medical emergency. A male subject was at the residence, armed with a handgun and reportedly under the influence of an unknown substance. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and made contact with the subject, who ignored verbal commands and then fled the area on foot.

During the course of the investigation deputies identified the subject as Mr. Shawn Tyler Miller and learned that he had pointed a handgun at the homeowner and pulled the trigger multiple times. Unbeknownst to both the victim and the suspect at the time, the handgun had been previously unloaded by another person at the scene.

Deputies searched the surrounding area for around one hour before a Sheriff’s Office K-9 team located Mr. Miller hiding behind a tree. Mr. Miller surrrendered without incident and was taken into custody. Mr. Miller was found to be in possession of an empty handgun holster. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to locate the handgun.

Mr. Miller was transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail and booked on charges of Intimidation as a Level 5 Felony and Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor. He was released today after posting $1,500.00 bond.


Shawn Tyler Miller (pictured above), 27, of Boonville. Intimidation as a Level 5 Felony and Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor

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