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Gibson County Sheriff
Sunday January 26th, 2020 :: 10:28 p.m. CST


Registered Sex Offender arrested on multiple charges.

On January 22, 2020, Sgt. Bruce L. Vanoven received a tip that 42-year-old Roger Wayne Conder Jr., a Registered Sexually Violent Predator was not living at the address provided to the Indiana Sex Offender Registry. At that point Sgt. Vanoven began an investigation into the tip which lead him to 3309 S State Road 57 near Oakland City. While attempting to speak to Mr. Conder he slipped out the back of the residence and attempted to flee from Sgt. Vanoven. With the assistance of several agencies Mr. Conder was located near the property by Oakland City Police Chief Tim Gaines. Chief Gaines able to keep Mr. Conder from moving until Sgt. Vanoven and Indiana State Trooper Jordan Lee placed Mr. Conder into custody. At the conclusion of his investigation Mr. Conder was transported to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with Resisting/ Fleeing Law Enforcement, Failure To Register as a Sexually Violent Predator, and Failure to Possess an Valid Indiana Identification as a Sexually Violent Predator. Mr. Conder Remains in custody on a $750 bond.

Assisting Sgt. Vanoven in his investigation was Indiana State Trooper Jordan Lee, Oakland City Chief Tim Gaines, Oakland City Officer Don Carlisle, Deputy Zach Lienemann, and Deputy Bryce Jutzi.

All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Gibson County Sheriff
112 E Emerson St
Princeton, IN 47670

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Non-emergencies: 812-385-3496

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