Deputies searching for escaped Vanderburgh County suspect

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT)– The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who fled from custody Friday morning. They’re calling him armed and dangerous.

Anthony Jones got away from the deputy after he hid from them in a house on Evansville’s north side.
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says they went to a home on Maggie Valley Drive around 4 Friday morning because they got a tip Jones was inside. But he ran from them, more than once.

Jones is the suspect in an assault from October and when deputies knocked on his door on Maggie Valley Drive near Belmar Lane, Jones ran.

“They found him there and he was hiding in the back of a home. He was apprehended by one of our k-9s,” Jason Ashworth says

Deputies got him in handcuffs, but once they got him outside, he ran away still cuffed.

“At the time he was apprehended, he had a large Rambo style knife on him. So we are considering him to be armed and dangerous,” Ashworth explains.

They spent the morning looking for him.

“We still believe he’s in the neighborhood or in close proximity. We’ve got a number of people out there looking for him so I’m confident we’ll get him,” Ashworth says.

They’re using their k-9s to do so.

“We have a general area of where he is, and if someone spots him then we can find him in a residents or in an area, in the weeds, in a ditch. Then yes we can use our k-9s to find him,” Ashworth says. “We hope that the community would help and if they do spot him to call 9-1-1 or you can call the sheriff’s office here. “

The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office says, they have the knife jones was carrying but they believe he could have another weapon.

Jones was last seen wearing a brown coat and camouflage pants. He’s also bald with goatee style facial hair. If you see him or have any information call 9-1-1


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who escaped deputies early Friday morning during an attempted arrest in an assault investigation.

The sheriff’s office said around 4:15 Friday morning, deputies went to a home in the Grandin Pointe neighborhood searching for suspect Anthony Jones.

Jones attempted to flee out of the back door of the home. Eventually deputies said they found him armed with a fixed blade knife, hiding inside a small bathroom. Jones fought with deputies as he was taken into custody.

While Jones was being escorted to a deputy’s vehicle, the sheriff’s office said he broke free and sprinted away while being secured in handcuffs.

Law enforcement was unable to find Jones after a search using K-9 officers.

Anthony Jones

Anthony Jones is described as a 27 year old white male. He is 5’08’’ and weighs approximately 150 pounds. He is bald with goatee style facial hair. He was last seen fleeing from deputies in the 6000 block of Maggie Valley Drive wearing a brown coat and camouflage pants. Jones is wanted for a variety of charges stemming from this event and the prior investigation. There is also an outstanding warrant for his arrest in an unrelated investigation. The Sheriff’s Office requests that if anyone has seen Jones, or has information regarding his whereabouts, they are encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (812) 421-6200.

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 8, 2019)

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