Evansville Man Arrested after Overnight Chase on Motorcycle

Evansville Man Arrested after Overnight Chase on Motorcycle


Friday night, September 2, at approximately 11:50 p.m., Trooper Vennekotter was patrolling First Avenue south of Diamond Avenue when he spotted a black 2019 Yamaha motorcycle traveling south at a high rate of speed and passing another vehicle.

Arrested and Charged was Charles Fairbanks, 23, Evansville, IN

  1. Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony
  2. Reckless Driving, Class C Misdemeanor

The motorcycle was clocked by radar at 60 in the 45 mile per hour zone. Trooper Vennekotter attempted to stop the motorcycle, but the rider accelerated and turned east on Columbia and reached speeds of approximately 80 mph before turning north onto Main Street.

The rider disregarded multiple stop signs and eventually turned east on Bob Griese Pass, and then north on Heidelbach Avenue.

The rider then turned west on Diamond Avenue, north on First Avenue, west on West Buena Vista Road, and north on Fulton Avenue before crashing in the 7800 block of Darmstadt Road.

The rider was identified as Charles A. Fairbanks, 23, of Evansville. Troopers treated Fairbanks for his injuries until EMS arrived.

Fairbanks was transported to Deaconess Midtown for minor injuries. After Fairbanks was treated, he was released and transported to the Vanderburgh County Jail where he is currently being held without bond.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Vennekotter, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officer: Trooper Aaron Hadley, Indiana State Police