The following information comes from reports provided by the Vincennes Police Department, the Vincennes Fire Department, the Knox County Sheriff’s Department, the Lawrence County, Illinois, Sheriff’s Department, the Washington City Police Department or the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department as well as The Associated Press. Charges not involving warrants are preliminary and may be changed before formal filing by a prosecutor.

Knox County Arrests

• Danielle N. Chapman, 30, of Vincennes, out-of-county warrant

Bruceville man killed in Wednesday crash

By The Sun-Commercial

Michael Kean, 47, of Bruceville, was killed in a Wednesday afternoon traffic accident in Sullivan County.

Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom says at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday Kean's 2000 GMC Sonoma was traveling east on County Road 700 S when it was struck by a 2005 Jeep Liberty driven by Karen Nash, 62, of Sullivan.

Nash was traveling west, nearing a hill crest, when her vehicle ran off the right side of the road and then veered left into the path Kean's vehicle, according to Cottom.

Kean was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nash was seriously injured and transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital, where she remains in serious condition. 

An Indiana State Police crash reconstruction team was called upon to assist deputies with the crash investigation. 

Sullivan County Ambulance, and Haddon Township Fire Department also assisted. 

The road was closed for five hours. 

Jasper man charged for embezzlement from nonprofit

By The Jasper Herald

EVANSVILLE — U.S. Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced Tuesday that Mark A. Schmitt, 65, of Jasper, had been charged for allegedly embezzling money from a Knox County nonprofit.

The official federal charge in U.S. District Court is theft concerning programs receiving federal funds.

As set forth plea agreement filed on May 31, Schmitt was an assistant director and accountant for ATTIC Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Vincennes that received federal funds for its programs to assist disabled individuals in the community. During his tenure from May 1, 2018, to Oct. 31, 2018, Schmitt transferred approximately $98,000 from the nonprofit to a personal account he controlled and used for his own benefit.

The investigation was conducted by the Evansville office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who is prosecuting the case for the government, the defendant faces a possible sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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