Oakland City Man Arrested after Brief Foot Chase


Gibson County – Friday morning, February 24, at approximately 9:46 a.m., Senior Trooper John Davis was obtaining gas at the Chuckles gas station on Morton Street in Oakland City when he spotted Homer Dersch, 50, of Oakland City, sitting in another vehicle on the lot.  Dersch was wanted out of Gibson County on two outstanding felony warrants for failure to appear. Dersch exited the vehicle and fled on foot from the gas station. Trooper Davis ordered Dersch to stop, but he continued to flee. After a brief chase, Dersch was apprehended without further incident. He was taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Homer W. Dersch, 50, Oakland City, IN
  1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Class A Misdemeanor
  2. Warrant – Failure to Appear for Possession of Meth, Level 6 Felony
  3. Warrant – Failure to Appear for Unlawful Possession of a Syringe, Level 6 Felony

Arresting Officer: Senior Trooper John Davis, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agency: Oakland City Police