Two people arrested after stand-off on Fares Ave., police say

Two people arrested after stand-off on Fares Ave., police say
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 11:01 AM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - According to Evansville Police, two people have been arrested after a stand-off took place Friday morning.

Evansville Police say they were dispatched to the 1900 block of Old Business Road 41 just before 9 a.m. Friday due to suspicious circumstances.

Officials say the victim told officers that the suspect, Shane McCammon, went into her hotel room overnight and stole items from her.

According to a press release, the victim told police McCammon also stole her vehicle and he was in possession of a handgun.

Officers say when they arrived on scene, they observed McCammon driving the stolen vehicle where then police conducted a felony traffic stop.

According to officers, they told McCammon to come out of the vehicle, but he refused to cooperate with police.

Police say there was a passenger in the vehicle, later identified as Kayla Stitt, who also refused to get out of the vehicle.

Officials say since McCammon was possibly in possession of a handgun, officers set up a perimeter around the vehicle.

Police say after about 30 minutes, eventually a negotiator was able to talk the suspect out of the vehicle. Police then detained him and Stitt.

According to authorities, a machete was located in the driver’s side door panel of the vehicle and a handgun was located under a seat.

The press release states that McCammon and Stitt were arrested and transported to the Vanderburgh County Confinement Center.

Police say McCammon charges include burglary, auto theft, felony possession of a firearm, resisting law enforcement, and operating a vehicle without a license.

Officials say Stitt has been charged with resisting law enforcement.

Fares Avenue was shut down temporarily, but has since reopened.

Scene of barricaded suspects on Old Business 41
Scene of barricaded suspects on Old Business 41(WFIE)