Vincennes Man Arrested on Drug and Neglect Charges after Trooper Checks on...

Vincennes Man Arrested on Drug and Neglect Charges after Trooper Checks on Vehicle Left in the Roadway


A Vincennes man was arrested Friday morning on numerous drug and neglect charges after a trooper stopped to check on a vehicle left running in the roadway.

Arrested and Charged was Derrick Michael Fiscus, 28 of Vincennes, IN

– Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony

– Illegal Possession of a Syringe, Level 6 Felony

– Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony

– Neglect of a Dependent, Level 6 Felony

– Operating a Vehicle while a Habitual Traffic Violator, Level 6 Felony

– Obstruction of Traffic, Class B Misdemeanor

At 7:20 AM this morning, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was southbound on Main Street near 2nd Street in Bicknell, when he encountered a green Chevrolet Camaro parked completely in the southbound lane.  Lents checked on the Chevrolet and found that it was running with its lights on, but was unoccupied. 

Lents looked over at the Short Twig Café and saw a man at the counter paying for his order.  Believing that could be the driver of the car, Lents walked into the café and spoke with 29-year-old Derrick Fiscus of Vincennes.  Fiscus informed Lents that the car was his.

While speaking to Fiscus, Lents patted Fiscus down to check him for weapons, and instead found two syringes in his pocket.  The syringes later field tested positive for methamphetamine.  Lents conducted a computer check of Fiscus’s driver’s license and found that his driving privileges were suspended for life as a Habitual Traffic Violator.

Fiscus was placed into custody without incident and was lodged in the Knox County Jail.  Fiscus’s two-year-old son was with him during the entire incident.  Lents contacted the Department of Child Services and released the child to their care.