Gibson County Deputy Apprehends Wanted Suspect While Off Duty
There are some professions where you really never clock out. Doctors, First Responders and Police Officers are just a few examples. Sargent Bruce Vanoven knows this all too well. He's been with the Gibson County Sheriff's Department in Princeton since 2001, and I'm sure he's worked cases off the clock more than once. The latest example happened Monday around 5:00 P.M.
Bruce was on his way to play practice, and spotted a vehicle matching the description of man that had a warrant out of Posey County. According to the new release:
Sgt. Vanoven called the plate in to Gibson County Central Dispatch to confirm that the plates were expired. Upon confirming that the plates were expired Sgt. Vanoven conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Mulberry and Hart Street.
Sgt. Vanoven ordered Mr. Williams out of the vehicle and began an investigation. While speaking with Mr. Williams he ran from Sgt. Vanoven, and after a short foot chase he was taken into custody by Sgt. Vanoven and Deputy Garrett Tuley. Deputy placed Mr. Williams into custody and he was transported to the Gibson County Jail by Princeton Officer Jeremy Robb.
Upon arriving at the Gibson County Jail Mr. Williams was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Syringe and Resisting Law Enforcement-Fleeing. He remains in custody on a $750 bond out of Gibson and a hold on an outstanding Failure To Appear warrant out of Posey.
Also assisting Sgt. Vanoven in his investigation was Princeton Officer Matthew Perry.
I'm hoping they were able to push play practice back, so Officer Vanoven could run his lines, after protecting the community.