Evansville Man Arrested After Fleeing Police, Throwing Narcotics Out Window: EPD

Police say the man attempted to flee from a traffic stop and began throwing narcotics and paraphernalia out of his window.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020 11:52 AM
Updated: Oct 7, 2020 11:52 AM

The Evansville Police Department says a traffic stop late Tuesday night led to an Evansville man's arrest after he fled from police and began throwing narcotics and paraphernalia out of his window.

EPD says the traffic stop took place around 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday after officers saw a vehicle with expired dealer plates disregard a stop sign.

Police say the driver of the vehicle, identified as 47-year-old Russell Mooney of Evansville, Indiana, handed the officer an ID card and provided no insurance when asked to do so.

Officers then went back to their vehicles to run checks on the information provided by Mooney, at which point they discovered his driver status was suspended and he also had an active misdemeanor warrant out of Vanderburgh County.

EPD says that as the officers re-approached Mooney's vehicle he took off in an attempt to evade them. 

Officers followed Mooney, and say he was seen violating multiple traffic laws and throwing items out of his window. Mooney eventually stopped and was apprehended by officers.

According to EPD, a check of the area revealed Mooney had thrown narcotics packaged for dealing and paraphernalia out of his window while he fled.

Mooney was arrested without further incident and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail on multiple charges stemming from the incident.

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