On Thursday, March 26, 2015 the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department arrested a wanted felon after a vehicle pursuit and subsequent foot chase.

At 6:18pm a sheriff’s deputy attempted to arrest Mr. Joshua Lawrence Gahagan on an outstanding felony warrant while he was stopped at the Always’s Open convenience store located at 3025 North Saint Joseph Ave. Upon being asked to exit his vehicle, Mr. Gahagan placed his white Cadillac DeVille into gear and fled from the parking lot. Mr. Gahahan drove east on Mill Road with the Sheriff’s Office in pursuit. The pursuit ended at W. Franklin Street and N. 3rd Avenue when Mr. Gahagan stopped his vehicle in the middle of the road and fled on foot. Several deputies and Evansville Police officers gave chase. An Evansville Police officer discharged his taser, which stopped Mr. Gahahan’s continued flight.

The Sheriff’s Office took custody of Mr. Gahagan and transported him to the Vanderburgh County Jail.


Joshua Lawrence Gahagan (pictured above), 31, of Evansville. Failure to Appear on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving as a Class B Misdemeanor