Felony charges: November 26th, 2018

Published on November 26, 2018


 Evansville, IN – Below are the felony cases to be filed by the Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office today.

James R. Madden: Attempt Arson (Level 4 Felony), Attempt Arson (Level 4 Felony), Attempt Arson (Level 4 Felony)

Jama K. Pickerill: Unlawful possession or use of a legend drug (Level 6 Felony), Possession of paraphernalia (Class A misdemeanor)

Walter Joseph Sutherland: Intimidation (Level 6 Felony), Domestic battery (Class A misdemeanor)

Michele Elizabeth Steger: Theft (Level 6 Felony)

Shawn Lee Butler: Stalking (Level 6 Felony)

For further information on the cases listed above, or any pending case, please contact Jess Powers via email at jpowers@vanderburghgov.org

Under Indiana law, all criminal defendants are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.


Level  Range
Murder 45-65 Years
Level 1 Felony 20-40 Years
Level 2 Felony 10-30 Years
Level 3 Felony 3-16 Years
Level 4 Felony 2-12 Years
Level 5 Felony 1-6 Years
Level 6 Felony ½ – 2 ½ Years
Level A Misdemeanor 0-1 Year
Level B Misdemeanor 0-180 Days
Level C Misdemeanor 0-60 Days

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