Joint Release from Union Coun­ty Sher­iff and Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney

March 19, 2018

Indi­ana Mur­der Sus­pect in Custody

Union Coun­ty Sher­iff Scott Harvel and Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Jacob Louis Wil­son (DOB 09/23/1982) is in cus­tody on a Gib­son Coun­ty, Indi­ana war­rant charg­ing one (1) count of Mur­der.  Gib­son was tak­en into cus­tody by Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Deputies at approx­i­mate­ly noon on Sat­ur­day, March 17 near Mt. Hebron road in rur­al Makan­da in Union Coun­ty.  Gib­son will appear in court on Tues­day, March 20 for a hear­ing on extra­di­tion to Indiana.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.

Media: Please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Sheriff’s Office at (618) 833‑5500 for any avail­able book­ing photographs.