Sheriff: Barricaded man arrested after serious situation in Vanderburgh Co.


VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) — The Vanderburgh County Sheriff said deputies were called to Nicole Drive Wednesday night after reports of a barricaded subject refusing to come out of a home.

Authorities said the incident started as a domestic situation and two people were barricaded inside of the residence just before 10:30 p.m. As deputies approached the home they observed, Joseph Parker, 24, standing in the doorway of residence loading a firearm.

Joseph Parker Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office

A perimeter was set and they learned a woman was being held against her will inside the home. Deputies were able to get the woman safely out of the home during the standoff.

Authorities say Parker eventually tried to run away, but was caught. He is facing charges of criminal confinement, intimidation with a deadly weapon, and resisting law enforcement.

(This story was originally published May 5, 2021)

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