DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2020
SUBJECT: Double Homicide Suspect from South Carolina Apprehended in Evansville
CONTACT: Col. Noah Robinson / Sgt. Kurt Althoff
AUTHORITY: Sheriff David Wedding

On Tuesday, June 13, 2020, the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information from the Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force (CRFTF) that a person wanted for the shooting death of two female victims in Berkeley County, South Carolina may be in the Evansville area.

The CRFTF advised that Damayjohn Gadson had family ties in the area, prompting the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task to force set up surveillance on several areas on the Southeast side of Evansville. After conducting surveillance in the area of Washington Avenue and Weinbach Avenue, a task force officer observed a male matching Gadson’s description exit a pizza establishment and walk south in the 1100 block of S. Lincoln Park Drive. The subject was stopped by task force officers and was identified as Damayjohn Gadson.

Gadson was arrested without incident and lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail where he will await extradition back to South Carolina.

The following agencies were involved in the apprehension: Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police, Evansville Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.


Damayjohn Quintez Gadson, 19, of Utahville, SC.

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