458 W. Strawberry Road, Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: (765) 569-5413

Fax: (765) 569-5283

Parke County Sheriff's Office

For Emergencies Dial 911

On 10/14/20 Deputies responded to an address in Rosedale reference an intoxicated subject.  During the investigation, Erika J. Hoopingarner kicked a Rosedale Town Marshal.  Erika was arrested and transported to the Parke County Jail for neglect of a dependent, resisting law enforcement, and battery on law enforcement.

On 10/11/20 Deputies responded to a 2 vehicle personal injury accident on US 36 near SR 59.  Druing the investigation it was found the Shane M. Crabtree (32) of Rockville was traveling westbound on US 36 driving a 2007 Blue Saturn Ion and rove left of center and struck a 1998 Black Dodge Pick up truck that was traveling eastbound head on.  The driver of the pick up, Christopher Chase, and his passenger, Thomas Chase, were both transported by Parke County EMS due to the injuries sustained in the crash.  Shane Crabtree was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  His bond is set at $8000 Cash only.  Indiana Conservation Officers, Parke County EMS and Bellmore Fire assisted at the scene.

On 10/11/20 Deputies initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of us 41 and st rd 163.  During the investigation of the stop, it was determined Kailynne Straw (27) was operating without ever receiving a driver's license.  It was also determined that she was in possession of marijuana.  The passenger, Jordon McFall (26), was determined to be in possession of paraphernalia.  Both  were arrested and taken to the Parke County Jail.

On 10/8/20 Deputies were dispatched to the area of CR 750 W and CR 610 S. This was for a report of several shots being fired in the area.  When Deputies arrived in the area shots were still being fired.  Deputies then located two vehicles and 6 subjects in the area of the shooting.  During the investigation Deputies observed that one of the vehicles matched the description of the suspect vehicle in several recent business burglaries.  During the course of the investigation Deputies were able to determine that two of the subjects located at the scene were connected to several business burglaries.  These included burglaries from Parke, Vermillion, Fountain and Vigo counties in Indiana.  These suspects were also linked to several burglaries in two counties in Illinois.  Further in the investigation Deputies also discover that the firearms located in the vehicles had been stolen from a home in Vigo County just days prior.  Deputies arrested Devon G. Elkins (19) of Terre Haute and a male juvenile.  Both are being currently held on Parke County charges of three counts of burglary as a level 5 felony.  Charges for these two subjects are expected to be filed in several other counties.  Assisting during the investigation is the Vermillion County Sheriff's Office, Rockville Police Department and Clinton Police Department.  Several other departments are also being notified and consulted on the finding in this investigation.







Brittany Wycoff

On 10/6/20 was arrested for Dealing Meth with a firearm, dealing marijuana, poss of heroin, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia. 

William Crowder

On 10/6/20 was arrested for Dealing Meth with a firearm, dealing marijuana, poss of heroin, maintaining a common nuisance, possession of paraphernalia. 

Devon G. Elkins

On 10/8/20 was arrested for burglary.

Anthony J. Michael

On 9/18/20 was arrested on outstanding warrant out of Green County.

Dustin Beaty

On 9/21/20 was arrested for Theft, Unauthorized Entry of Motor Vehicle, Possession of Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana, and Criminal Trespass. .

Joshua Ray

On 9/27/20 was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

Julian C. Kopec

On 9/27/20 was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Subjects are innocent until proven

guilty in the court of law.





Fred T. Stevenson Jr.

Subject is wanted on a Failure to Appear on a Conversion charge.


Garry E. Suggs

Subject is wanted on a Felony D Theft warrant.

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.


Job Opening


The Parke County Sheriff’s Department is currently seeking applicants for a full time Jail Officer. 


All candidates must complete an Employment Application. No phone calls please. Applications can be picked up at the Parke County Jail or online at www.parkecountysheriff.net.  Please turn in all applications in hard copy to the Jail when completed.  Annual salary in 2021 is $33,000.


Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED

Pass drug test

Valid Drivers License

Complete State Certification within First Year

Pass Background Check and No Felony Convictions

     Must be able to work flexible 12 hours shifts including some holidays and every other weekend

     Full Insurance Benefits and Vacation Time

     Longevity Pay



Applications will be accepted until  October 30, 2020