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VCSO: Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect.

VCSO: Off-Duty Sheriff’s Deputy Arrests Armed Robbery Suspect.

Bill Stephens

October 14th, 2016

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An off-duty Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office deputy is being credited with the arrest of an armed robbery suspect who was sought by the Evansville Police Department.

The sheriff’s office reports Deputy Chris Roe was working an off-duty detail around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday when he saw a tan car that matched the description of a vehicle belonging to an armed robbery suspect the police department was trying to locate. Deputy Roe began to follow the vehicle as he waited for back-up, but the driver stopped in front of him forcing the off-duty deputy to perform a traffic stop.

During the stop, authorities say the deputy identified a passenger in the vehicle as the armed robbery suspect, 24 year old Christopher Thaddeus Britton, of Evansville. With the assistance of a police officer, Britton was taken into custody. Police say he was armed with a fully loaded handgun, which he was wearing in a holster on his hip.

Britton was lodged in the Vanderburgh County Jail for armed robbery charges in connection to a hold-up that occurred at 2700 Lodge Avenue earlier Wednesday afternoon. During the robbery, authorities say Britton pointed a handgun at a victim and demanded his money.

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(Mugshot: Vanderburgh Co. Detention Center)

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