Shot fired, arrests made after exotic dancer challenges $50 bill

Edward Ivy. Photo Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail
Edward Ivy. Photo Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail
Daniel Cook. Photo Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail
Daniel Cook. Photo Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail

Posted by Rich Miller - email

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Two Evansville men were arrested early Tuesday morning after a police chase that stemmed from an altercation at an adult nightclub.

Evansville police say one of the suspects fired a gun into the air while leaving the Busy Body Lounge on Columbia Street around 2 a.m.

According to a police report, a dancer at the club claimed one of the men tried to give her two counterfeit $50 bills.  An argument ensued and one of the suspects pointed a gun at the dancer and another person.  Police say the suspect, Edward Ivy, then got into a black Chevy SUV with another man, Daniel Cook, and fired a shot into the air.

EPD detectives say they found a spent casing at the scene.

The SUV was spotted a short time later and after a chase lasting several minutes, the driver crashed in an alley behind 612 Maxwell Street.  A K9 unit caught up to both men and police say Cook punched the police dog several times while being apprehended.

Ivy is charged with criminal recklessness, possession of a handgun by a violent felon and resisting law enforcement.  Cook is facing forgery/counterfeit charges as well as resisting law enforcement and interfering with a law enforcement animal.

The two suspects were taken to Deaconess for treatment of dog bites.

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