Deputies: Wanted felon now in custody in Vanderburgh Co.

Deputies: Wanted felon now in custody in Vanderburgh Co.
Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 10:23 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 1, 2022 at 4:14 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A wanted felon that Vanderburgh County deputies have been searching for since Thursday night is now in custody.

According to a press release, deputies found a known felon in the 9500 block of Slate Road around 7 p.m.

That felon was identified as Eric Williams.

Eric Williams
Eric Williams(Source: Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies say Williams had an active felony warrant for petition to revoke for felony domestic battery.

Officials say they found the suspect in a yard and asked for additional units for help. As the deputy announced himself and attempted to make contact, Williams then ran away into a heavily wooded area.

Officials also say deputies, along with Indiana State Police, set up a perimeter around the area. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office K-9s searched the area.

Authorities say after a lengthy thorough search, the search was suspended after units were unable to find the suspect.

We are told that Williams was found Friday on Slate Road, the same place he was located on Thursday night.

Officials say he was taken into custody without incident.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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