Gibson County man arrested for criminal recklessness with a weapon

GIBSON CO. – At approximately 7:43 p.m. on Sunday, Indiana State Police and Gibson County Sheriff’s Office responded to 108 South Cross Street in Francisco after Joseph Davis, 48, allegedly pointed a firearm at his wife and threatened his two children.

Joseph Davis

Both children and his wife fled the residence and ran to a neighbor’s house to wait for the police.  Moments later, Davis walked to the neighbor’s house and kicked in the front door. His wife fled on foot and his two children hid.

Davis fled the area in his Toyota pickup truck when he heard police sirens.

Approximately 15 minutes later, Princeton Police located Davis driving his Toyota pickup truck south on County Road 850 East near County Road 300 South.

Princeton Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but Davis refused and continued driving south at approximately 10 to 15 miles per hour. Davis eventually turned west onto County Road 450 South and continued to drive at a slow speed.

Davis eventually stopped after seeing tire deflation devices being deployed by Indiana State Police at CR 750 South. Davis was arrested without further incident. Troopers did locate a loaded .38 caliber revolver inside the pickup truck. Davis is currently being held on bond in the Gibson County Jail on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, intimidation, domestic battery in the presence of a child less than 16 years old, residential entry, resisting law enforcement, pointing a firearm, and battery.

Arresting Officer: Trooper Braydon Angermeier, Indiana State Police

Assisting Officers: Trooper Tanner Hurley and Trooper Alex Vennekotter, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Gibson County Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Police and Oakland City Police