Driver Strikes Building after Fleeing from Deputy

On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at approximately 9:00 PM a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle traveling in the area of N. Elsas Avenue and E. Iowa Street with no headlights on.

The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the 1999 Volkswagon Jetta, but the driver refused to stop. The pursuit lasted approximately 9 minutes and was discontinued for safety reasons in the area of Taylor Avenue and S. Rotherwood Avenue.

A short time later, Evansville Police Department officers located the suspect vehicle crashed into a building in the 1500 block of S. Norman Avenue. The orginal pursuing deputy responded to the crash with his K-9 partner and tracked the driver, who had fled on foot.  The Sheriff’s Office K-9 found the driver hiding inside a 50-gallon drum behind a garage in the 1700 bock of of Ravenswood Drive.

The driver, who was identifed as Mr. David Anthony Zachary, was taken into custody and transported to Deaconess Midtown ER for treatment of a minor injury. Mr. Zachary was later booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.


David Anthony Zachary (pictured above), 32, of Evansville. Resisting Law Enforcement as a Level 6 felony, Resisting Law Enforcement as a Class A Misdemeanor, Reckless Driving as a Class A Misdemeanor, Driving while License Suspended as a CLass A Misdemeanor