Wife arrested after shooting husband in the chest

MT. VERNON – On Friday, August 26, at approximately 8:42 p.m., Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call from a residence located at 160 State Road 62 West in Mt. Vernon in reference to a man and a woman who had been shot.

Moments later, Mt. Vernon Police arrived and located Herbert Wade, 58, on the living room floor with a gunshot wound. Melissa Wade, 48, was in a rear bedroom with a gunshot wound. A male juvenile relative was also inside the residence during the shooting, but he was not injured.

According to detectives, Herbert and Melissa Wade are married and were involved in an argument when Melissa Wade allegedly shot Herbert Wade in the chest with a handgun. Detectives believe Melissa accidentally shot herself in the leg.

Melissa Wade

Indiana State Police detectives arrested Melissa Wade, 48, of Mt. Vernon, on felony charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, and battery with a deadly weapon.

She was released from Deaconess Midtown Hospital and is currently being held without bond in the Posey County Jail.

Herbert Wade is still being treated for his injuries.

They were both transported to Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville. Herbert Wade is currently being treated for life threatening injuries. Melissa Wade is currently being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigating Officers: Sergeant/Detective Chandler, Detective Wilson, Sergeant Clamme, Sergeant Staggs, Trooper Roberts, and Trooper Vennekotter, Indiana State Police

Assisting Agencies: Mt. Vernon Police and Posey County Sheriff’s Office