Harrison County Shooting Suspects in Custody; Found in South Dakota

Harrison County Shooting Suspects in Custody; Found in South Dakota

Both persons of interest in the Harrison County roadside shooting have been located and are in custody.
The shooting of a couple and their juvenile child took place on August 19. 
Timothy Sargent and Savanna Emich were taken into custody by South Dakota Authorities after allegedly being involved in a pursuit near Sioux Falls. 
“The Indiana State Police in Sellersburg would like to thank the public for their help in attempting to locate both subjects and the stolen 2000 Chevrolet Pickup Truck,” he wrote on social media. 

Both Sargent and Emich were listed as persons of interest in the Harrison County shooting and were being sought for questioning in that case. 

Neither has been formally charged with any crime in Indiana, but Sargent is wanted for attempted murder in Ohio. 

Sargent is also a person of interest in a second Ohio murder and a murder in West Virginia. 

Around 9:15 last Wednesday evening, police were dispatched to State Road 462 and Old Forest Road in southwest Harrison County after reports of a man being shot while driving his car near O’Bannon Woods State Park. 

An off- duty Corydon police officer who lived nearby was first on the scene. 

DNR Conservation Officers and ISP Troopers soon arrived. 

Officers found a gray 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe with a Kentucky license crashed into the wood line on the east side of SR462. 

The car was occupied by a family of three. 

The male driver had been shot multiple times, and officers immediately rendered first aid.  

A female front seat passenger had also been struck by gunfire. 

A female passenger in the rear passenger seat was not hit.  The driver was flown to University Hospital (UofL) in Louisville with life-threatening injuries.

Both passengers were taken to UofL by ambulance. 

At this time, investigators believe the family had just left O’Bannon State Park after enjoying a hike, when, for an unknown reason, a white Dodge Avenger pulled up quickly behind the car with its high-beams on. 

The Santa Fe pulled to the side of the highway and stopped to allow the vehicle to pass; however, the Avenger then pulled alongside the car, and an occupant fired multiple rounds into the Santa Fe.

Investigators believe the driver of the Santa Fe then attempted to escape but crashed the car a short distance down the roadway. 

After the shooting, officers believe the driver of the Avenger fled the scene and abandoned the car in a cornfield approximately 15 miles away, near Carefree, Indiana. 

The driver then stole a pickup truck parked at a nearby residence and fled the area.   

Investigators were looking for a silver, 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck with Indiana registration TK667LJB. 

Investigators have reason to believe more than one person may occupy the truck.

This investigation is ongoing.  Officers from the Indiana State Police were assisted by units from the Corydon Police Department, The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Harrison County EMS, and Conservation Officers from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.