Last night at approximately 8:00, Trooper Brent Gramig stopped the driver of a Ford Mustang on Washington Avenue east of U.S. 41 for improper registration.  The driver was identified as Joshua Hernandez, 21, of Evansville. 

Trooper Gramig immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. Gramig searched the vehicle and discovered a small amount of marijuana, digital scales and a 9 mm Smith and Wesson pistol.

Further investigation revealed Hernandez did not have a permit to possess the firearm and he has never received a driver’s license. He also refused to submit to a chemical test. 

Hernandez was arrested and taken to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arrested and Charges:

  • Joshua Hernandez, 21, of Evansville, IN
  1. Driving While Intoxicated, Class C Misdemeanor
  2. Possession of Marijuana, Class A Misdemeanor
  3. Possession of Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor
  4. Possessing a handgun without a Permit, Class A Misdemeanor
  5. Operating a Vehicle without ever Receiving a Driver’s License, Class A Misdemeanor 

Arresting Officer: Trooper Brent Gramig, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Ross Rafferty, Indiana State Police 

Assisting Agency: Evansville Police