HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Evansville Police were at the scene of a barricaded subject in the 1900 block of Old Business 41 on Friday.
According to a release from Evansville Police, officers were dispatched for reports of suspicious circumstances just before 9 a.m.. The victim reportedly told officers that Shane McCammon, 25, of Evansville, went into her hotel room overnight and stole items from her and then stole her vehicle and held her against her will. The victim also told police that McCammon had a handgun with him.
Officers spotted McCammon driving the stolen vehicle and conducted a felony traffic stop. Officers ordered McCammon out of the vehicle, but they say he refused to cooperate. A passenger, identified as Kayla Stitt, 35, of Sumner, Illinois, was also inside the vehicle and refused to get out of the vehicle, according to the release.
Officers set up a perimeter around the vehicle and an EPD negotiator made verbal contact with Stitt and McCammon. Officers say Stitt eventually cooperated and was taken into custody. Police say after about 30 minutes of giving McCammon commands to leave the vehicle, officers were able to to safely approach the vehicle and place him into custody.
Police say a machete was located in the driver’s side door panel and a handgun was found under the seat where an officer observed McCammon reaching. McCammon is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
McCammon and Stitt were arrested and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center. Stitt was charged with resisting law enforcement. McCammon was charged with burglary, auto theft, felon in possession of a firearm, resisting law enforcement and operating a vehicle without a license.