SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (WHAS11) – The Scottsburg City Police Department is looking for 43-year-old Earl E. Hawkins III after they said he fled the scene of a standoff on Belleview Street May 22.
Police were dispatched to the 700 block of Belleview Street in reference to a suicidal male with a handgun at 10:16 a.m.
Upon arrival, officers said they were advised of a domestic dispute over child molestation and Hawkins was inside with a small caliber handgun. Officers set up a perimeter and attempted to make contact with Hawkins, but were unsuccessful.
Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team responded to the scene and made entry into the residence at approximately 3:35 p.m., but the suspect had fled the scene before initial units arrived.
Hawkins is wanted on one count of Class A felony of child molestation and one count Class C Felony child molestation. Hawkins is 5 feet 2 inches, approximately 170 pounds, has tattoos and short red hair.
If anyone has any information on Hawkins please call the Scottsburg City Police at 812-752-4462; or, you can remain anonymous by calling the tip line at 812-752-2333.