Another Gibson County Truck Stop Gun Incident Lands Driver In Jail

On December 21, 2017, at 4:03 p.m. Gibson County Central Dispatch received a 911 report of a disturbance at the Love’s Truck Stop located at 901 E. 1250 South. Upon arriving on scene officers from the Fort Branch Police Department, Haubstadt Police Department, and Gibson County Sheriff’s Office located the disturbance and began a roadside investigation.

During the investigation Deputy Jennifer Loesch learned that the disturbance began at the semi truck fuel island and involved two truck drivers. During the investigation it is alleged that dispute escalated to the point that 46 year old Douglas Arnold of Carlisle, Indiana pulled a handgun and pointed it at the other party.

At the conclusion of her investigation Deputy Loesch placed Mr. Arnold into custody and transported him to the Gibson County Jail where he was charged with Criminal Recklessness with a Deadly Weapon. He remains in custody on a $750 bond.

It's the second incident in a week at a Gibson County truck stop that a driver was arrested after pulling a gun.


All Criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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