From Evansville Police Department Incident Reports - May 4, 2012.
ALL SUSPECTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF LAW.
Hawkins, Rita J. - Arrest on charge of Prostitution at 1811 N Green River Rd......Society - Victim of Prostitution at 1811 N Green River Rd Evansville, IN between 08:09 05/04/2012 and 08:15 05/04/2012.
Officers were dispatched to 1813 N Green River Rd in reference to a customer complaint. Upon arrival, the suspect had already fled the area in a white Chevy passenger car. Two hours later employees at Springleaf Financial as well as River City Pawn called in for the same subject harassing patrons and employees. Several patrons of River City Pawn stated that the female was requesting that they go with her for sexual favors to be performed on them. I (SeDoris) spotted a female matching the description given, drive by 1813 N Green River Rd and stopped the vehicle at Lea Matthews (5611 E Morgan Ave). Upon further investigation the suspect stated she was at Tri-State Tailoring (where she was found to be barred). The suspect was placed under arrest for prostitution and trespass.
Ellis, Kasey Marie - Victim of Missing Adult at 4517 Taylor Ave Evansville, IN on 05/04/2012, 01:39.
Reporter states that she and the victim were at the Time Out Lounge on Green River Rd tonight. The 2 suspects were there singing Karaoke and purchased several drinks for the girls. The reporter says that the guys "felt creepy" so she and the victim left and went to Rick's Sports Bar. The 2 males followed them to Rick's. When the girls walked home, the males drove in front of their house and the males got out. They spoke to the females for about 15 minutes and then coaxed the victim into their car. The fat suspect confronted the reporter to keep her from getting her girlfriend out of the car. The victim was extremely intoxicated. The reporter fears for her girlfriend. Dets. Whitler and Day responded to the scene. Sgt. Thompson was also on scene. Witness states that the victim was standing outside of the Time Out with the two suspects. The reporter appeared to me more intoxicated than the victim. The reporter drove up and started screaming at the victim to get in the car. The victim would not get in the car. The witness did not see the victim get into the males car either.
.... - Victim of Criminal Recklessness at 1699 Stevens Ave/Cass Ave Evansville, IN between 22:10 05/04/2012 and 22:16 05/04/2012.
We were dispatched to the area of Stevens and Cass in reference to a person with a gun. Dispatched advised two cars were shooting at each other. Several calls came in from residents that they heard 3-4 shots and described the vehicles involved to be a white pick up truck and a white Geo. Both vehicles were gone on arrival and officers were unable to locate either vehicle. Officers spoke to several witnesses. M. Burris stated he heard several shots and came outside to see what was going on. He said he observed a white Geo stop across the lot from his house. The passenger of the vehicle got out and fired about 2-3 shots, got back into the vehicle and then fled the area going toward Covert. ... and .. live at ... and were home at the time of the shooting. ... said she was downstairs asleep when she heard several shots fired. She came upstairs and observed a white pick up headed north on Stevens. The white truck stopped near the residence of M. Burris. The white vehicle returned fire and both vehicles fled the area. ... is the homeowner at 1659 Stevens. One of the bullets fired during the shooting went through her front door. (A witness) said she was outside watching the lightning. She observed a tan Taurus and a white with red stripe pick up at the intersection of Stevens and Cass. The occupants of the vehicle exchanged words and the occupant of the Taurus fired approximately 2 shots. The white truck took off at a high rate of speed north on Stevens and stopped near Covert. One of the occupants of the white truck then returned fire and shot approximately 5 times. Both vehicles then fled the area. Officers located 3 shell casings near the residence of M. Burris. Crime scene was called to collect evidence and process the scene. Det Sides and Det Cueto responded to interview the witnesses. The garage at 1705 Stevens was also hit, but no bullet was recovered. After detectives spoke with M. Burris, he admitted he lied to officers earlier and said the vehicle was a white pick up. He also stated the pick up did belong to his son, J. Burris. Allegedly this incident was over J. Burris giving the other suspects involved counterfeit money.