Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies and Indiana State Police Troopers assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested an armed wanted felon Thursday night following a short pursuit.

Mr. Daniel Ray Uylaki was being sought on a felony warrant for Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm when he fled from the Evansville Police Department earlier in the day.  Around 10:00pm an ISP trooper assigned to the task force initiated a traffic stop of a silver 2001 Pontiac Grand Am that Mr. Uylaki was a passenger in. The vehicle fled from the entrance of Vann Park Apartments at high speed and then nearly collided with an oncoming vehicle. The driver, later identified as Julius Alfonzo Cabell, lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the Vann Avenue Baptist Church at Riverside Drive.

Mr. Cabell crawled out of the vehicle and discarded a small bag of methamphetamine before surrendering.  Mr. Uylaki then crawled out of the vehicle and surrendered.  A small quantity of methamphetamine was found on Mr. Uylaki. A search of the vehicle revealed a 9mm handgun.

Both Mr. Uylaki and Mr. Cabell were taken into cusody by the Sheriff’s Office and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.


Daniel Ray Uylaki (pictured above), 23, of Evansville. Possession of a Firearm by a Felon as a Level 4 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Felony Warrant – Criminal Reckless with a Firearm, Parole Violation Warrant

Julius Alfonzo Cabell (pictured above), 23, of Evansville. Criminal Recklessnesss as a Level 6 Felony, Handgun without a Permit as a Class A Misdemeanor, Possession of Methamphetamine as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony.