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Home Invasion in Northern Vanderburgh
October 19, 2018

DATE: Sunday, October 19, 2018
SUBJECT: Two Evansville Men Arrested After Home Invasion in Northern Vanderburgh County
RELEASE NUMBER: 2018-NR-060
CONTACT: Sgt. Luke Freiberger
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding

Two Evansville men were arrested after an alleged home invasion in the town of Darmstadt late yesterday evening. 

On October 18, 2018 at approximately 8:54 PM deputies were dispatched to an address in the 1200 block of Wortman Road, in Darmstadt, to investigate a reported residential burglary in progress. The victims advised that a subject they knew as Hunter Bennett and another male showed up and just entered their residence uninvited. The male victim was in the shower, when the suspects arrived. The female victim was asked to get her husband. The female went to the bathroom to tell her husband that Bennett was there asking for him. A short time later a black male, later identified as Kendrick Stevison, entered the bathroom and started punching the male victim. The female victim attempted to intervene in the altercation and was also seriously injured. 

After several minutes of fighting the suspects began to flee from the residence. The male victim grabbed his shotgun from behind his bedroom door and gave chase.  The victim fired two bird shot shotgun shells at the tires of their vehicle as they fled. The victims reported that the men got away with prescription medication from their home. 

Based upon the broadcasted bulletin of the vehicle's description Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputies spotted the suspects traveling south on US 41 near State Road 57. Deputies followed until additonal units could arrive to asisst in stopping the suspected robbers. The suspects surrendered to deputies after being stopped and were transported to the Sheriff's Operations Center for interview.  Once the interviews were completed, two subjects were transported and booked into the Vanderburgh County Jail.

ARRESTED:

Matthew Hunter Bennett (pictured above), 22, of Evansville is charged with Robbery resulting in bodily injury as a Level 3 Felony, Burglary resulting in bodily injury as a Level 3 Felony, and Theft as a Level 6 Felony

Kendrick Dashawn Stevison (pictured above), 30, of Evansville is charged with Robbery resulting in bodily injury as a Level 3 Felony, Burglary resulting in bodily injury as a Level 3 Felony, and Theft as a Level 6 Felony 

Presumption of Innocence Notice: The fact that a person has been arrested or charged with a crime is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in a court of law.

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