Man charged with killing former Parke County Sheriff and his wife in a crash changes plea to guilty

A man charged with causing an accident that killed a former sheriff and his wife will plead guilty.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 12:22 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 6:46 PM

PARKE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - A man charged with causing an accident that killed a former sheriff and his wife will plead guilty.

A Parke County judge set a plea hearing for Bryan Robertson.

The hearing will take place on April 11th.

It's unclear to what charges Robertson will plead guilty, and the terms of the deal are not known.

Police report Robertson was driving a pickup truck when it left the roadway, crossed the center line hitting a vehicle, killing Michael and Darla Eslinger.

Michael Eslinger was a past four-term Parke County Sheriff and past Executive Director of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association. Darla Eslinger served as an E-M-A director for Parke County.

Robertson initially faced four charges, including two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing serious bodily injury.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 38°
Robinson
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 39°
Indianapolis
Overcast
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 36°
Rockville
Overcast
40° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 35°
Casey
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 37°
Brazil
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 38°
Marshall
Overcast
44° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 38°
Rainy and Breezy.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

All You Need to Know for Monday

Image

Coronavirus Vs Influenza: Which is more likely to infect you?

Image

Monday: Rainy, breezy. High: 46

Image

Loogootee and Linton Breaking the Mold

Image

Winter weather's impact on farmers

Image

Informational meeting about Walk to End Alzheimer's

Image

HEbron Home for Boys is finished

Image

2 hurt in multi-semi crash

Image

Bowling supports community center

Image

Bowling awards

WTHI Events