Indiana State Police detectives now have a “person of interest” regarding the roadside shooting of a husband and wife and their 16-year-old daughter, which occurred Wednesday evening near the O’Bannon Woods State Park.
The Indiana State Police in Sellersburg would like to locate and speak with Timothy E. Sargent from Ohio.
Timothy Sergeant is described as a white male, 41 years old, 5′-10″, 190lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes, according to Sgt. Carey Huls.
Sargent is wanted out of Ohio for attempted murder and is a person of interest in a murder, both of which occurred earlier this week.
Investigators would also like to speak with Savanna L. Emich, also from Ohio.
Savanna Emich is described as a white female, 20 years old, 5’06”, 245lbs, with blond hair and blue eyes.
Emich is believed to be traveling with Sargent.
Both may still be in the silver 2000 Chevrolet Silverado listed in the news release below.
A surveillance photo of the truck is also attached. The truck was last plated with Indiana registration TK667LJB.
If you see any of these individuals or observe the vehicle in question, please call 911 immediately and provide authorities with their location.
These individuals are considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The vehicle the suspect was driving — a white Dodge Avenger — was later found in a cornfield near a church approximately 15 miles away, near Carefree, Indiana.
Huls said Sargent then stole a silver 2000 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck from a nearby home with an Indiana truck license plate of TK667LJB. If you see that vehicle, call 911 immediately.
ISP continues to investigate the shooting that happened at about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Huls said that’s when the family of three from Kentucky was driving away from O’Bannon Woods State Park in Harrison County after a hike.
He said the white Dodge sped up behind them on State Road 462, flashing its lights.
The father pulled over to let the car pass, and that’s when investigators believe the driver of the car fired several shots.
As the shooting started the father tried to speed away but crashed into a tree, and the suspect took off from the scene.
The father was shot several times and was flown to U of L Hospital.
He is now reported in stable condition.
His wife was also hit by gunfire and taken to the hospital.
She is in stable condition.
Their 16-year-old daughter was in the backseat. She was not shot but may have suffered minor injuries from the crash, according to Huls.