Child molestation suspect flees police in Scottsburg

Earl Hawkins III
Police are continuing their search for a Scott County man wanted on child molestation charges.

Earl E. Hawkins III fled after a five-hour standoff with police in Scottsburg Thursday. Officers had responded to a report that Hawkins had a handgun and was suicidal at a home on Belleview Street Thursday morning.

Police were unsuccessful in their attempt to make contact with Hawkins, who fled the home before officers could enter the residence.

Hawkins is wanted on two counts of felony child molestation. He is described as a 43-year-old white male with short red hair, standing 5'2" tall, weighing 170 pounds. He also has tattoos on his body.

Anyone with information about Hawkins whereabouts is asked to call the Scottsburg City Police at 812-752-4462 or the anonymous tip line at 812-752-2333.