Owensville Man Arrested after Standoff with Police, Arrested on Child Molesting Warrant in Daviess County

(GIBSON CO.) – Tuesday afternoon, around 2:30 p.m. the US Marshals Task Force, Indiana State Police troopers, and Gibson County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a home at 4984 West 525 South near Owensville to execute a felony arrest warrant for 30-year-old Aaron Riggs.

Aaron Riggs

Riggs was wanted out of Daviess County on a warrant for child molesting, a Level 4 Felony.

When officers arrived they determined Riggs had barricaded himself somewhere on the second story of the residence.

Officers attempted several times to get Riggs to surrender, but he refused.

At approximately 7:15 p.m., Indiana State Police SWAT entered the residence and eventually found Riggs hiding in a crawl space in the attic.

Riggs was arrested without further incident and taken to the Gibson County Jail where he is currently being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

Assisting Indiana State Police troopers at the scene were US Marshals Task Force, Gibson County Sheriff’s Department, Owensville Police, Fort Branch Police, and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Department.