leads to gunshots being fired; arrests made
disturbance involving gunfire sent one man to the hospital and two
to the county jail.
According to information from Deputy Abraham Hildebrand of the Ripley
County Sheriffs Office, the incident took place on Saturday,
July 24 about 8:55 p.m. He responded to a report of gunfire on Hopewell
Road near Dabney.
According to police, Amber Thompson, 20, and Thomas Livingston,
27, both of Holton, were traveling eastbound on Hopewell Road when
their vehicle was overtaken by another vehicle that was occupied
by two men, Douglas M. White, 19 of Sunman, and Gabriel (Eddie)
Seitz, 20, of Dillsboro. The White/Seitz vehicle forced Thompson
to stop. In the Thompson vehicle, was the couples one year
The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation took place
on the roadway which led to gunfire from the White/Seitz vehicle
before they fled.
Livingston received injury to his right arm as a result of the shooting.
He was taken to Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville,
by Rescue 69, where he was treated and released. Thompson and the
child were not injured.
On Sunday, July 25, police picked up Seitz on a probation violation
warrant he was wanted on out of Dearborn County. He is currently
being held in the Dearborn County Jail pending his hearing.
Criminal charges were filed on July 29 by Prosecutor Ric Hertel
against Seitz and White as a result of the shooting incident.
Seitz has been charged with Carrying a Handgun Without a License,
a Class C Felony; Battery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, a
Class C Felony; and two counts of Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly
Weapon, Class D Felonies.
White has been charged with Assisting a Criminal, a Class D Felony;
Obstructing Traffic, a Class A Misdemeanor.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting incident are asked
to contact the Ripley County Sheriffs Office at 812-689-5558.
The case is still under investigation by the sheriffs office.