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 3/14/20 Deputies conducted a warrant service at an address in urban Montezuma.  Deputies found Rebecca Ritchey at the address and arrested her for an active arrest warrant out of Parke County.

On 3/13/20 Deputies were dispatched to the 575 E. Crawford St. in Montezuma in reference to a suspicious person.  When deputies arrived they located Christopher a. Doan (46) of Montezuma in the front yard of the residence.  Christopher was found to have had active arrest warrants for Probation Violation out of Parke County.  He was taken into custody and transported to the Parke County Jail.  He is being held without bond.

On 3/13/20 Deputies noticed a vehicle with no license plates driving on US HWY 36. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle in motion but were unable to do so before the driver stopped the vehicle off of the roadway.  After observing the driver leave the vehicle and walk on US HWY 36, a person stop was done for safety reasons.  Upon investigation it was determined that Joshua Nickels of Montezuma was operating the vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator and also under the influence of alcohol.  Joshua was arrested and transported to the Parke County Jail without incident.

On 3/11/20 Deputies noticed suspicious vehicles sitting at the Bridgeton Covered Bridge pull off area in Bridgeton.  Upon Investigation, it was discovered Casey Hollifield had marijuana in his truck.  Casey was arrested for possession of marijuana.


It was also discovered that Joshua Noel had an active arrest warrant out of Clay County, Joshua was arrested for his warrant.  Joshua was transported to the Clay County line and transferred into Clay County custody. 


Casey was taken to the Parke County Jail where he is being held on $3000 bond with 10% ok.

On 3/9/20 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in Montezuma.  During the stop deputies determined Michael Gish was operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Gish was taken to the Parke County Jail and remanded to jail staff without incident.





Michael Gish

On 3/9/20 Michael Gish was arrested for OVWI.

Rebecca Ritchey

On 3/14/20 Rebecca Ritchey was arrested on an outstanding warrant for Parke County.

Christopher A. Doan

On 3/13/20 Christopher Doan was arrested for active probation violation warrants out of Parke County.

Joshua Nickels

On 3/13/20 Joshua Nickels was arrested for HTV and OVWI Refusal. 

Casey Hollifield

On 3/11/20 Casey Hollifield was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Pamela Smith

On 3/6/20 Pamela Smith was arrested for driving while suspended.

Jessie Okeefe

On 3/7/20 Jessie Okeefe was arrested for a warrant for failure to appear.

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.


March 17, 2020

DOR Temporarily Suspends In-Person Services

INDIANAPOLIS -- In concert with Governor Eric Holcomb’s guidance and with the utmost concern for the health and safety of Hoosiers and DOR employees, all Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) in-person customer services will be temporarily suspended beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2020. This includes:

  • Indianapolis Government Center North walk-in, located at 100 N. Senate Ave in Indianapolis.

  • Motor Carrier Services walk-in, located at 7811 Milhouse Rd, Suite M in Indianapolis.

  • DOR District Office walk-in locations in Bloomington, Clarksville, Columbus, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Lafayette, Merrillville, Muncie, South Bend and Terre Haute.

DOR team members are continuing to provide customer service by phone and email, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., local time. Customers have the following service options:

  • Call DOR’s individual customer service line at 317-232-2240.

  • Call a specific District Office—contact information can be found on DOR’s website at dor.in.gov/3390.htm.

  • Call DOR’s Motor Carrier Services at 317-615-7200.

  • Contact a specific DOR business unit using a list of phone numbers and email addresses available at dor.in.gov/3325.htm.

  • Email DOR using the online form at dor.in.gov/3392.htm.

Additionally, customers can visit DOR's website at dor.in.gov/4331.htm to take advantage of online services available.

DOR continues to monitor the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding possible changes to filing and payment due dates, and is prepared to follow suit. Those decisions will be shared as soon as they are made.

Any changes to this guidance, additional modifications to normal operations or changes to tax filing and payment deadlines will be posted on DOR’s website, as well as DOR’s social media accounts.

DOR advises all customers to follow the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines. Their websites contain extremely valuable information and guidance.