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Man Arrested in Posey Co. After Running From Deputies, Hiding in Bathtub

William E Ricketts II

A man was arrested in Posey County on Wednesday morning after the sheriff's office says he ran from deputies and hid in the bathtub of a nearby home.

Posted: Feb 24, 2021 3:27 PM

The Posey County Sheriff's Office says 30-year-old William E. Ricketts II was arrested on Wednesday morning after running from deputies and hiding in the bathtub of a nearby residence.

PCSO says the incident began just before 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, when PCSO and officers with the Mt. Vernon Police Department were attempting to serve an outstanding felony warrant at a home on Vista Drive in Mt. Vernon, Indiana.

Deputies went to the door and spoke with the homeowner who said that his son, William E. Ricketts II, whom deputies were looking for was in his bedroom.

When deputies entered the home, officers said that Ricketts II had exited out of the back door and was fleeing on foot. Deputies lost sight of Ricketts II, at which point two K9 units were called to the scene.

One K9 tracked Ricketts II to a home on Emmick Avenue. There, deputies spoke to the homeowner, who said she didn't know if the man was in her home before allowing deputies to search it.

PCSO says that during a search of the home, Ricketts II was located hiding in a bathtub with the shower curtain drawn. He was taken into custody without further incident.

Ricketts II was booked into the Posey County Confinement Center on the following charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement (Class A Misdemeanor)
  • Warrant: Petition to Revoke Probation—Felony (Vanderburgh County

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