Parke County Sheriff

458 W. Strawberry Road, Rockville, IN 47872

Phone: (765) 569-5413

Fax: (765) 569-5283

Parke County Sheriff's Office

For Emergencies Dial 911

Parke County Sheriff
Parke County

On 11/27/21 Deputies conducted a traffic stop on Us 41 and Lambert Ave for a traffic violation.  During the investigation the female driver identified as Dixie King (49) of Terre Haute was arrested for OWI, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia Reckless Driving and Public Nudity.  King was transported to the Parke County Jail where her bond was set at $10,000 no 10%.  Rosedale Police Department assisted.

On 11/26/21 Deputies responded to an unconscious male in the roadway in the Lodi area.  Upon arrival deputies witnessed an unconscious male and began CPR Narcan was also administered prior to EMS's arrival.  EMS took over care for the male but were not able to save him.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  Family was contacted and an investigation into his death is underway.

On 11/25/21 Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident on US 41 near CR 750 N.  During the investigation it was found that the driver.  Alexander E. Newnum (25) was operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  He was not injured in the accident and was transported to the Parke County Jail and remanded to jail staff on the charge of OWI .15 or greater.  His bond is set at $8000.  Parke County EMS and Bloomingdale First Responders assisted at the scene.

On 11/23/21 Deputies executed a search warrant at a residence near Bellmore.  During the search a large number of suspected stolen items were located.  This included power tools stolen in a Parke County Burglary in early November.  Also located were several stolen motorcycles a large trailer with the VIN numbers removed. The motorcycles were determined to have been stolen from Beach Grove Indiana in October.  Parke County Deputies arrested Robert Turner II (47) of Rockville and Joseph Hackler (46) of Rockville.  Both are currently in the Jail on charges of possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, auto theft, and possession of stolen property.  Hackler is also being held on a probation violation from another county.  The investigation is still ongoing and further charges could be added later.  deputies were assisted by West Central Community Corrections and Indiana State Police.

On 11/23/21 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in rural Rockville. During the stop deputies located illegal narcotics.  Seth Brissey. He was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia and common nuisance.  Kenny Newman was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia as well as maintaining a common nuisance.



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Dixie King

On 11/27/21 was arrested for OWI, Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving and Public Nudity.


Alexander E. Newnum

On 11/25/21 was arrested for OWI .15 or greater.


Joseph Hackler

On 11/23/21 was arrested for possession of firearm by a serious violent felon, auto theft, possession of stolen property and probation violation from another county.

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Robert Turner II

On was arrested for possession of firearm by a serious violent felon, auto theft and possession of stolen property,

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John C. Smith

On 10/18/21 was arrested for a probation violation.


Danielle Lyons

On 10/14/21 was arrested for Operating a vehicle while intoxicated refusal, possession of methamphetamine, Possession of Marijuana, Maintaining a common Nuisance and Possession of Paraphernalia.


Brooklyn Pierce

On 10/12/21 was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

Subjects are innocent until proven

guilty in the court of law.





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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.



​Job Opening Jail Officer



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  Please turn in all applications in hard copy to the Jail when completed.  Annual salary in 2022 is $36,000.


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

Overtime Pay in 2022


Applications will be accepted until December 6, 2021

Tickets for the drawing can be picked up at the Parke County Sheriff's Office Monday - Friday between the hours of  8 AM - 4 PM.  Please ask for Amy App and bring exact change for your purchase.  Later hours can be arranged by calling 765-569-5413 and asking for Amy to make arrangements.