Woman wanted for months in Newburgh arrested in Evansville
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A woman who was wanted in connection to a Newburgh death investigation has been arrested.
An affidavit showed 41-year-old Cassandra Head was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Evansville after she was spotted in the area of Columbia Street and Fulton Avenue.
Newburgh Police said Thursday that officers have been looking for her since February on a felony theft warrant.
Police said that back in November, Head stole items from the home of a man who died of natural causes.
The man was Curtis Bradley, and 14 News spoke with his sister, Melinda Mitchell, on Thursday.
Mitchell said that for months, Head was living with Bradley. She said Head claimed to be homeless and struggling with drugs, so he agreed to help her get back on her feet.
Police couldn’t confirm whether Head was there when Bradley died, but they said the thefts had occurred both before and after his death.
Mitchell explained that she believed Head knew he had died because she had taken items in the bathroom, which is where her brother’s body was found.
For now, Head remains in the Vanderburgh County Jail on a syringe possession charge.
She will then go to Warrick County on the theft warrant.
Police said she also has warrants in Owensboro.
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