Update: Evansville man accused of trying to cash fraudulent checks, crashes while fleeing deputies



VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – An Evansville man is in custody after deputies say he tried to cash fraudulent checks and then crashes while fleeing deputies.

30-year-old Eric Stucker is charged with resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, fraud on a financial institution, theft and possession of meth.

The incident happened around 2:15PM at the Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union on University Drive.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the bank for a person trying to cash fraudulent checks at the drive-thru.

Deputies say Stucker tried to leave when they arrived.

When deputies tried to pull Stucker over, they say he refused to stop until he crashed his truck into a home along Hogue Rd.

During the crash, the truck hit a house and utility pole, causing downed wires.

No injuries were reported.

Hogue Road was closed for about an hour and a half while crews repaired the pole.

Stucker was arrested and will be held in the Vanderburgh County Jail.


VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A suspect is in custody after a chase ends in a crash into a house in Vanderburgh County.

It happened around 2:30PM on Hogue Rd.

Authorities say the suspect took off from a traffic stop. He eventually crashed into a telephone pole and went off the road through a yard and hit a house.

Right now, the suspect is in custody.

Hogue is shut down between Boehne Camp Rd. and Red Bank Rd.

Utility crews are on the way to deal with the snapped telephone pole.

We’ll keep you updated.

Original Story

VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – Hogue Road is shut down due to a crash.

According to the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Hogue Rd. is shutdown between Nunning and Red Bank Rd.

It started out as a chase, involving a man who lost control and hit a pole.

The sheriff’s office says there are live wires down at this time.

There’s no word on how long it will take to clear the scene or repair the wires.

We have a crew on scene and will bring updates once it becomes available.

We’ll continue to follow this story and provide updates once they become available.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 18, 2019)

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