Arrest Made in Connection with Mystery Car in the Ohio River


Evansville Police tell us Eric Leonard Williams, 39, has been arrested in connection with an SUV that rolled into the Ohio River Saturday. Williams is charged with criminal mischief to a vehicle and intimidation. 

Rescue crews in Evansville spent several hours Saturday morning fishing the SUV out of the Ohio River; luckily, no one was injured.

Some fishermen called authorities when they saw a car go into the river near the Greenway on Ohio Street around 9 a.m. The fishermen say they heard a loud scraping sound just before seeing the vehicle go into the water. They also say they saw a car leave the parking area near the Greenway shortly after.

The rescue team pulled a blue Ford Escape from the water. The fire department says there was no one found inside, and divers didn’t find anything in the water.

Fire officials say they don’t believe anyone was in the SUV when it went into the river.

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