Parke County Sheriff

458 W. Strawberry Road, Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: (765) 569-5413

Fax: (765) 569-5283

Parke County Sheriff's Office

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Parke County Sheriff
Parke County

On 8/17/22 Deputies arrested Garrison Byrd Jr (27) of Greencastle on a warrant issued from the Parke County Circuit court for Violation of Probation.  Byrd was transported to the Parke County Jail where he is being house with no bond.

On 8/17/22 Deputies were called to Bloomingdale for a welfare check on a person passed out in a vehicle near Future X. When deputies arrived the male subject, Chad R. Gibson (39) of Kingman was awake and conscious.  After further investigation deputies located Methamphetamine, marijuana and Paraphernalia inside of the vehicle.  Gibson was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of marijuana and Possession of paraphernalia.  He was transported to the Parke County Jail and being held on $10,000 no 10% bond.

On 8/16/22 Deputies arrested Coby Lewis Moreland and Deana Kay Goble at their residence in rural Bloomingdale.  Moreland was arrested on Vigo County Warrants for Burglary and Auto Theft and Goble was arrested on Sullivan County Warrants for Possession of Methamphetamine.  Both are held in the Parke County Jail awaiting transfer to Sullivan and Vigo County.

On 8/14/22 Parke County Deputies were dispatched to 7024 W Lambert Ave in reference to a physical domestic situation.  Deputies ordered Nickolas martin out of his residence and after many failed attempts made entry into the residence and took him into custody.  Nickolas was transported to the Parke County Jail and is being charged with Domestic Batter, Intimidation, Resisting Law Enforcement, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly conduct.  Martin is being held with no bond.  Rockville Police Department, Clinton Police Department, Vermillion County Sheriff's Office,Vigo County Sheriff's Office, and Indiana State Police assisted in taking Martin into custody.

On 8/7/22 James M. Lewis was arrested by the Parke County Sheriff's Office on a warrant for Failure to Appear after he as located at a residence in Montezuma.

On 8/11/22 Deputies investigated a Theft a Big Inch, Outside of Montezuma.  It was reported that someone took some aluminum loading ramps from the business.  The investigation is ongoing.

The Parke County Sheriff's Office is investigating damage to several corn and soybean fields in the Portland Mills area.  It appeared that someone drove a UTV side-by-side through the fields causing substantial damage to the corps.  If anyone has observed a UTV with corn or soybeans hanging form it on or after August 7th, they are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office.



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Nickolas Martin

On 8/14/22 was arrested for Domestic Battery, Intimidation, Resisting Law Enforcement, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. 

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Coby Moreland

On 8/16/22 was arrested for Vigo county warrants for Burglary and auto theft.

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Deana Goble

On 8/16/22 was arrested for Sullivan County Warrants for Possession of methamphetamine.

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Chad Gibson

On 8/17/22 was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

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Garrison Byrd Jr.

On 8/17/22 was arrested for a Warrant for violation of probation.

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Gray Shircliff III

On 7/28/22 was arrested for Possession of Marijuana.

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David Denny

On 7/27/22 was arrested for Resisting Law Enforcement, Refusal to Idento9ify and Criminal Mischief as well as Several Fountain County Warrants.

Subjects are innocent until proven

guilty in the court of law.




Deputy Job Opening


The Parke County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the position of full time deputy.

Minimum Requirements:  Must be a US Citizen; at least 21 years old; posses a valid driver’s license; pass background check; no felony convictions or certain misdemeanor convictions; meet hearing and vision requirements; have a high school diploma or GED and be able to successfully complete the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy during the first year of employment. 

Must be willing to work 12 hours shifts which include some holidays and weekends.  

Starting salary is $40,500 with a $1000 bonus upon completion of academy.  Additional stipends and longevity are also offered.

​Other benefits include take home vehicle, vacation, sick and personal time and Anthem medical, dental and vision insurance.

Applications can be picked up anytime at the Parke County Sheriff’s Department.

Applications will be accepted until midnight September 9, 2022. Must be submitted in person or by mail to the Parke Sheriff's Office at 458 W. Strawberry Rd., Rockville, IN  47872 to the attention of Sheriff Justin Cole.



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Randie Bowen

Subject is wanted on a Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Paraphernalia Prior and False Informing Charge.  Extradition for all surrounding states.


Thomas H. Hurlow IV

Subject is wanted on a Resisting Law Enforcement and Criminal Mischief warrant.

If you have any information regarding wanted subjects call the Sheriff's Office at 765-569-5413.