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Evansville man arrested for possessing loaded firearm

Posted by on Friday, August 30th, 2019 @ 2:25 pm.

Trevel Carpenter

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. – Indiana State Police troopers assisted in the effort of the arrest of an individual on serious firearms charges after a carful of individuals was observed committing a minor infraction yesterday.

Indiana State Police said that yesterday afternoon at approximately 4:30, Trooper Widner stopped a vehicle near Henning Avenue and Ravenswood Drive after he observed a passenger throw out a cigarette.

The vehicle was occupied by five individuals.

Due to suspicious activity, Trooper Widner requested a police K-9 and additional officers. An Evansville Police K-9 arrived and alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle. During a search officers found a loaded .45 caliber handgun under the passenger front seat.

Troopers were able to determine the gun belonged to Trevel Carpenter, 32, of Evansville. When troopers searched Carpenter they found a small bag of marijuana and a holster that the 45 caliber handgun fit perfectly. Carpenter also had an active felony warrant out of Vanderburgh County. Carpenter is a convicted felon and not allowed to possess a firearm. He was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Trevel Carpenter, 32, of Evansville, IN
  1. Possession of a Firearm by Serious Violent Felon, Level 4 Felony
  2. Possession of a Firearm with Prior Conviction, Level 4 Felony
  3. False Informing, Class A Misdemeanor
  4. Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

Arresting Officer: Trooper Tyler Widner, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Troopers Ross Rafferty and Chase Eaton

Assisting Agency: Evansville Police


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