Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office

  • Agency: Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office
  • Address: Civic Center Complex, Administration Building - Room 108, Evansville, 47708 IN
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Phone: 812.435.5150
Fax: 812.435.5810
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Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office is located at Civic Center Complex, Administration Building - Room 108, Evansville, 47708 IN. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office phone number is 812.435.5150.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office News

NEW --> 35-year-old Clarence Miller sentenced to 82 years for murder and aggravated battery connected to a deadly shooting outside an Evansville business in April of 2017, which killed Aaron Jennings and severely injured another man. "Clarence Miller will now go to prison for the rest of his life," explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. "Surveillance video, DNA evidence, and eyewitness testimony were key to the successful prosecution of Clarence Miller. The incredible investigative work of Evansville Police Detective Keith Whitler provided our office with key pieces of evidence to present at trial."

Please call WeTip Anonymous Crime Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME if you have any information —>

Anyone with information is asked to call WeTip Anonymous Crime Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME, remember it’s anonymous —> Coroner: Homicide victim died of multiple gunshot wounds http://www.courierpress.com/story/news/crime/2018/11/07/coroner-evansville-homicide-victim-died-multiple-gunshot-wounds/1919198002/

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann & our entire staff commend this young man for his willingness to serve and protect our country. This tragic accident hits close to home for one of our employees, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Spc. Watters during this very difficult time.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann joined federal and local authorities Friday morning to announce the results of an anti-violence initiative called Project Safe Neighborhoods. Twelve people are now facing federal crimes for drug and weapons charges. Some of the guns seized pictured below ->

As of October 31st, citizens in Vanderburgh County have submitted 938 crime tips in 2018 through the WeTip Anonymous Crime Hotline. Law enforcement continue to use these tips to find criminals. Keep calling 1-800-78-CRIME, and help clean up your neighborhood by making one phone call.

BREAKING - Evansville man convicted of seven drug-related charges following two-day trial Less than two hours into deliberations, 38-year-old David Dimmett was convicted of seven drug-related charges following an extensive investigation by the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Joint Drug Task Force and the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office. “Our office will continue to work to put dangerous criminal behind bars,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. “The investigative work of the entire Joint Drug Task Force unit was flawless in this case, especially Detectives Todd Seibert and Nathan Hassler. Their efforts provided our office with the essential elements to prove Mr. Dimmett’s drug-related activity. Drug dealers are poisoning our community, but we urge citizens to continue reporting criminal behavior anonymously with the WeTip Anonymous Crime Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME.” Following the guilty verdict, David Dimmett admitted to the habitual offender enhancement, which will add 6-20 years to his final sentence. Dimmett will be sentenced on November 30th at 1:30 p.m.

This horrible tragedy was completely avoidable. But we also want to remind drivers to obey all laws around school bus crossing arms. Also, trick or treaters will be out tonight due to a rainy weather forecast tomorrow. Please drive slow in neighborhoods, take extra caution tonight and tomorrow. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/three-indiana-children-boarding-school-bus-killed-pickup-truck-n926126

BREAKING: After two hours, jury finds Donovan Thomas GUILTY AS CHARGED in the murder of Michael Pardee in December of 2017 on S. Green River Road. "Once again, this case was won because of the incredible work of detectives with the Evansville Police Department and the prosecutors with the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office," explained Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. "We were able to piece together key video evidence, ballistic evidence, and witness testimony to show the jury exactly what happened during this deadly shooting." Thomas was found guilty of: -Murder -Conspiracy to commit robbery -Attempted robbery Following the verdict, Thomas admitted to the firearm enhancement which will add 5-20 years to his final sentence. Thomas will be sentenced on November 16th.

"We will continue to work to put violent criminals behind bars," explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. 22-year-old Darius Bushrod sentenced to 75 years in prison for the murder of Anthony Blaylock outside the American Legion in August of 2017. Bushrod received 60 years for the murder and 15 years for the firearm enhancement. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office would like to thank the Det. Peter Deyoung with the Evansville Police Department for his investigative work to gather key pieces of evidence in this case.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office to expand victims' assistance program https://www.tristatehomepage.com/news/local-news/vanderburgh-prosecutor-s-office-to-expand-victims-assistance-1/1528888892

ANNOUNCEMENT: Through the diligent work of Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann and the Director of the Victim Assistance Unit for the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute has awarded a federal grant to expand the Victim Assistance Unit in Vanderburgh County. The Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office will now be able to hire three additional victim advocates to help handle thousands of criminal cases in Vanderburgh County. "Expanding the Victim Assistance Unit has been a goal of mine since the very beginning," explained Nicholas Hermann. "Their dedication and tireless efforts to help victims and witnesses navigate a sometime challenging criminal justice system is so valuable."

BREAKING: Clarence Miller found GUILTY of murder and GUILTY of aggravated battery in the shooting outside an Evansville business in April of 2017 which killed Aaron Jennings and seriously injured another man. “The jury took less than an hour to convict Mr. Miller on murder and aggravated battery due to the incredible investigative work by every law enforcement officer on this case,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. “Our office was able to piece together critical video evidence, gathered by detectives, to prove Mr. Miller pulled the trigger that night. Our thoughts are with the families of the victims as they continue to grieve everyday.” Sentencing is scheduled for November 9th at 2pm.

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We couldn’t agree more - congratulations to Detective McCormick!

West Side Nut Club Fall Festival is quickly approaching! Help make your family as safe as possible by watching these safety tips from Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann before you grab those fried tasty treats ----> Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office Evansville Police Department United Neighborhoods of Evansville Franklin Street Events Association https://vimeo.com/235354813

GUILTY AS CHARGED: Corey Wharton found guilty as charged Wednesday afternoon following a police pursuit in May, where officers located meth and a stolen gun in the vehicle. Wharton was convicted of several charges including felon being in possession of a handgun. Wharton was also found guilty of being a habitual criminal, which will add up to 6 years to his final sentence. “We will not tolerate this type of criminal behavior in our community,” explained Prosecutor Nick Hermann. “We will continue to work diligently to put criminals behind bars, that are bringing drugs and guns into Evansville. Police officers are making these difficult traffic stops everyday and risking their lives in the process. Their hard work is not forgotten.”

BREAKING: Darius Bushrod has been found GUILTY of murder for the deadly shooting that took place in August of 2017, outside the American Legion near downtown Evansville. Murder in the state of Indiana carries a sentence of 45-65 years. Following the guilty verdict, Bushrod was also found guilty of the firearm enhancement, which will add up to 20 years on his final sentence. “Our office will continue to push for violent criminals to be put behind bars,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann. “The investigative work from the Evansville Police Department that went into this case should be recognized, as well.”

The organizers of Mickey's Kingdom Park continue to need more and more volunteers! If you have a couple hours to spare, head down and help build the newest addition to Evansville's riverfront!

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office members and Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann were recognized with the Game Changer award at the Churches Embracing Offenders Banquet Tuesday evening at the The Gathering Church in downtown Evansville.

BREAKING - After deliberating for 25 mins, jury finds Jesse Risley GUILTY of Lev 3 Aggravated Battery following beating outside of Franklin St bar that left a man severely injured in Sept of 2017.

“Ryan Connors will now spend decades in prison and be held responsible for the lives he forever changed that night," explains Vanderburgh County Prosecutor's Office Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann. East St. Louis man sentenced to 85 years in prison following gruesome slaying of religious leaders in Evansville motel in January of 2017 ---> (Press release below)

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nicholas Hermann celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Holly's House at a reception Thursday morning with co-founder Holly K Dunn!