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Gibson County Sheriff
Wednesday April 17th, 2024 :: 01:49 p.m. CDT


Princeton man arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.

On April 16, 2024, at 3:45 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 report of a single vehicle accident in the 2400 block of East State Road 64 near Princeton.  The caller advised dispatch that the driver of the vehicle was last seen walking westbound on State Road 64 and gave a detailed clothing description. 
Deputy Owens arrived on scene and began an accident investigation.  During that investigation he determined that a Blue 2011 Ford F150 had left the roadway and struck a utility pole.   Further during the investigation he was able to identify and locate the owners of the vehicle.  While speaking to 47 year old Joshua Sokeland, a registered owner of the vehicle Deputy Owens found probable cause to take Mr. Sokeland into custody and transport him to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident. 
Assisting Deputy Owens in his investigation was Sgt. John Fischer and Deputy Eric Powell.    
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Gibson County Sheriff
112 E Emerson St
Princeton, IN 47670

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