Man arrested in Evansville for auto theft, domestic violence


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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Evansville Police Officers were dispatched to S. Alvord Blvd on Thursday in reference to a person with a gun call.

The caller stated Christopher Courtney had pointed a gun at him and his family. The caller also stated Christopher physically forced a female into his Ford Mustang and was attempting to flee the area. Another witness also called in to Central Dispatch to report the incident.

Police found that the vehicle had been reported stolen of out Webster County.

EPD later arrested Courtney after finding a .22 caliber revolver was found lying in the grass where the detective observed Courtney drop something. Police also discovered that Courtney had physically assaulted his girlfriend and pointed the handgun at the reporter.

Courtney (pictured below) was charged with the below offenses and booked into the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.

– Possession of a Firearm By Serious Violent Felon

– Possession of a Handgun Without a License

– Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon

– Criminal Confinement

– Resisting Law Enforcement

– Battery – Domestic Violence

– Auto Theft

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call the Evansville Police Detective Office (812) 436-7979 or the tip line (812) 435-6194.

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(This story was originally published on May 22, 2020).

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