Evansville officers serve felony search warrant on Sunday


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Evansville Police officers received information that a subject had an active warrant and was staying at a home in the city Sunday night. They conducted an investigation and saw a man matching the suspect’s description enter the residence on the 1900 block of W. Virginal St. 

Officers received consent to enter the home and search the residence. Police detained one subject inside. 

The suspect, 42-year-old Lucas Lerche, reportedly lied about his identity and was later identified as the subject with an active warrant. Lerche was wanted on a misdemeanor failure to appear charge and a felony petition to revoke/ Lerche also was a failure to pay child support.


Evansville Police officers are conducting an investigation near the city’s midtown Sunday afternoon. The city’s K9 unit has been called to scene on the 1900 block of W. Virginia St. near the intersection of North Ninth Ave.

Evansville Dispatch confirmed an investigation has been underway since after 2 p.m. Our crew on the scene saw multiple locations with police activity in the area and a house on W. Virginia currently being searched.

Officers told our crew at the scene that one subject is in custody.

Eyewitness News has reached out to Public Information Office and is awaiting more information from a sergeant.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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(This story was originally published on October 25, 2020)

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