Warrant executed in 2017 auto theft case

From Local Sources


JASPER — A Vanderburgh County man was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on Saturday on a warrant related to a 2017 auto theft.

Court documents allege William C. Dunn, 30, Evansville, exerted unauthorized control over a Huntingburg woman’s 2000 Dodge Caravan on Nov. 21, 2017.

The Huntingburg Police Department investigated the incident and a warrant charging Dunn with Level 6 felony auto theft was issued June 28, 2018.

Dunn was originally arrested two months later and, after making a court appearance and posting bond, court records indicate the defendant requested a continuance of his next two hearings before failing to attend a November 2018 court date.

An order was entered in Dubois Superior Court requiring Dunn to be in court Jan. 14 this year but Dunn contacted the court asking for a postponement so he could attend the funeral of a friend. When the new court date — Jan. 28 — arrived, Dunn appeared late and requested more time to hire counsel, according to court records.

His pretrial hearing was then set for March 14 and, when he failed to appear on that date, another warrant for his arrest was issued.

Dunn was booked into the security center at 8:47 p.m. Saturday on the active warrant. During a hearing Monday, Dunn’s case was set for trial June 25 and the court ordered an additional bond in the amount of $750.

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