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 11/28/20 Deputies conducted a traffic stop in rural Rockville.  During the stop deputies discovered Tricia Pearman was operating a vehicle while intoxicated.  Deputies also located drug paraphernalia during the stop.  Deputies placed Pearman and James into Custody and they were transported to the Parke County Jail. James is being charged with possession of paraphernalia, and Pearman is begin charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated refusal and possession of paraphernalia.

On 11/18/20 Deputies wee called to an address near Lodi for an assist with evicting someone.  While at the scene, deputies ran a check on Grace Overpeck (28) of Cayuga, IN.  Grace was found to have an arrest warrant issued out of Hendricks County.  Grace was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Parke County Jail without incident.  She is awaiting extradition to Hendricks County.


On 11/4/20 Deputies conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at US 36 and Sill St.   During the course of the stop, Deputies discovered Heather Swanson (45) of Rockville, was found to be operating on a suspended license.   Marijuana was then discovered, as well as controlled substances.  Heather was subsequently arrested, transported to the Parke county Jail, and formally charged with Possession of a Schedule IV Substance (A Misd), Possession of Marijuana (B Misd), and Driving while license is suspended-prior (A Misd).  Heather is being held with a $5000 bond with 10% acceptable. 

On 11/2/20 Deputies investigated a threat of gun violence at a residence in Bloomingdale.  The Investigation resulted in the arrest of Shawn Malone (43) of Bloomingdale, IN.  Shawn is being charged with intimidation with a firearm.  He is being held in the Parke County Jail.  Bond is set at $35,000 cash only.

On 10/26/20 Deputies arrested Cara Spain was arrested by Clay County Deputies for an active arrest warrant out of Parke County. Cara was placed into custody by Parke County Deputies and taken to the Parke County Jail where she is being held on a $5000 with 10% allowable.

On 10/26/20 Deputies and Rockville Police Officers conducted a warrant service at an address in urban Rockville.  Zane Frazier was arrested at the scene for an active arrest warrant out of Parke County.  Zane was transported to the Parke County Jail where he is being held with no bond.



Heather E. Swanson

On 11/4/20 was arrested for Possession of a Schedule IV Substance, Possession of marijuana, Driving while License is Suspended Prior. 

Tricia Pearman

On 11/28/20  was arrested for Operating a vehicle while intoxicated refusal, and possession of paraphernalia.

Summer James

On 11/28/20 was arrested for possession of paraphernalia. 

Tracey W. Burk

On 10/20/20 was arrested for Battery resulting in bodily injury to a public safety official, resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, criminal mischief and theft.

Zane Frazier

On 10/26/20 was arrested on an active warrant.

Cara Spain

On 10/26/20 was arrested on an active warrant.

Shawn Malone

On 11/2/20 was arrested for intimidation with a firearm.

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 weeken 

Full Insurance Benefits and Vacation Time

Longevity Pay