Indiana State Police detectives have arrested Melissa Wade, 48, of Mt. Vernon, for allegedly shooting her husband during an argument that occurred inside their residence on August 26.

Wade has been released from Deaconess Midtown Hospital and is currently being held without bond in the Posey County Jail.

Herbert Wade is still being treated for his injuries.

Wade is charged with:

  1. Attempted Murder, Level 1 Felony
  2. Aggravated Battery, Level 3 Felony
  3. Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Level 5 Felony

Friday night, August 26, at approximately 8:42, Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call from a residence located at 160 SR 62 West in Mt. Vernon reference to a man and a woman who had been shot.

Moments later, Mt. Vernon Police arrived and located Herbert Wade, 58, on the living room floor with a gunshot wound.

Melissa Wade was in a rear bedroom with a gunshot wound.

A male juvenile relative was also inside the residence during the shooting, but he was not injured.

Indiana State Police detectives have been investigating the shooting.

According to detectives, Herbert and Melissa Wade were married and were involved in an argument when Melissa Wade allegedly shot Herbert Wade in the chest with a handgun.

Detectives believe Melissa accidently shot herself in the leg.

They were both transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville.

Investigating Officers: Sergeant/Detective Chandler, Detective Wilson, Sergeant Clamme, Sergeant Staggs, Trooper Roberts, and Trooper Vennekotter, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Mt. Vernon Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Office