Evansville Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Deputy

According to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor, Diana Ellmers pled guilty to the charges that stem from a September 2020 shooting incident.

Posted: Oct 18, 2021 11:00 PM
Updated: Oct 19, 2021 6:59 AM

An Evansville woman has pleaded guilty to the attempted murder of a deputy.

According to the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor, Diana Ellmers pled guilty to the charges that stem from a September 2020 shooting incident.

The 29-year-old was identified as one of two suspects after a stolen car was abandoned on the railroad tracks.

The pair are said to have ditched the vehicle and walked away. Following a several-hour search, a Vanderburgh County Deputy spotted the two walking down a nearby road.

When he approached the suspects, the county prosecutor says Ellmers fired several rounds towards the deputy. The deputy took cover behind his squad care and was not injured.

“This was a collaborative effort between the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office, Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department, and Emergency Management Agency to ensure Diana Ellmers was held accountable for her potentially life-altering decisions that day,” explained Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Hermann.

Ellmers will be sentenced to 26 years behind bars during her next court appearance which is scheduled for November 18th.

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