Sheriff releases Ripley County's Most Wanted
Wanda English Burnett -
With approximately 350 active warrants on the
books for Ripley County, Sheriff Bill Davison has taken an
active position to try to reduce that figure. He has launched
a campaign to get photos and information on persons wanted
into the hands of the public.
Ten of the Most Wanted will appear each month in an issue
of The Versailles Republican where readers can see pictures
and descriptions of what the wanted suspects look like. (See
page 4 inside today's paper).
Knowing the value citizens play in helping police solve crimes,
Sheriff Davison noted that he believes getting the pictures
before the public will be instrumental in helping to bring
some of these felons to justice. "The citizens play a
vital role in helping police solve crimes," he told The
People with information about the wanted individuals are asked
to contact the Sheriff's Department at 210 N. Monroe Street,
Versailles, or call 812-689-5558 or 812-689-5555. Callers may
Noting that the sheriff's department takes a pro-active stance
on warrant service, Sheriff Davison said, "we have a goal
to actively serve an average of at least one warrant a day." That
statement is backed up by statistics with the department serving
35 warrants last month.
A bulletin board is displayed inside the sheriff's department
to the left as people walk in the door with wanted posters.
Another display can be found in the lobby of the first floor
of the courthouse in Versailles. Deputy Matron Toni Gray worked
on getting the information together and helped with the bulletin
boards. "Everyone has pulled together to help with this
project," noted the sheriff.
Along with being published in county newspapers, the pictures
of the ten most wanted for the month will be featured on the
sheriff's website at: ripleycounty.com and then click on sheriff.
As suspects are captured, this will also be posted on the
website and updated through the newspapers. Each month the
pictures will change with new ones added.
"We are hoping through the efforts of a lot of people
to take care of some of these outstanding warrants," concluded
WANDA ENGLISH BURNETT PHOTO
|A bulletin board of Ripley County's Most Wanted appears
at the Ripley County Sheriff's Department and the courthouse
in Versailles. Chief Deputy Captain David Pippin, left,
and Sheriff Bill Davison, are asking the public to help
them find these wanted felons.