DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2021
SUBJECT: Serious Violent Felon Arrested by United States Marshals Task Force
RELEASE NUMBER: 2021-NR-011
CONTACT: Sheriff Dave Wedding
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
On 03-15-21, Members of the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force went to 1072 S. Lincoln Park Dr. in order to locate and arrest 43 year old Michael J. Mitchell of Evansville. Mitchell had three active Felony Arrest Warrants – Habitual Traffic Violator, Felony Failure To Appear, and Felony Resisting Law Enforcement. Mitchell was located in the 8-unit apartment complex where he made several attempts to escape through numerous attics throughout the building. Mitchell did eventually peacefully surrender to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, and Mitchell was the only person arrested.
Mitchell, a Convicted Serious Violent Felon from 2011, was arrested for arrested for the Felony Warrants plus being in possession of a 9mm handgun and for dealing methamphetamine. The US Marshals Fugitive Task Force consists of members of the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office, Evansville Police Department and Indiana State Police.
Michael J. Mitchell 43 years old of Evansville, IN.
Felony Warrants- Habitual Traffic Violator, Failure To Appear, and Felony Resisting Law Enforcement
Count I: Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Handgun (Level 4 Felony)
Count II: Dealing Methamphetamine with Prior Conviction and While Armed (Level 4 Felony)