Sullivan County Woman Charged with Attempted Murder

Carlisle – Just before 8 o’clock Monday evening, after being the first on the scene, Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom contacted the Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division at the Putnamville Post requesting assistance with an alleged shooting that had taken place at a local gas station on Old Highway 41 South.

Investigators arrived and found probable cause to believe, the victim, Faran D. Brown, 59 of Carlisle, was shot shortly after exiting the gas station and having a verbal interaction in the outside lot with Susan J. Brown, 65 also of Carlisle.

Area medical ambulance services and medics attended to Faran Brown and transported him immediately thereafter.

Investigators were able to recover a handgun in the gas station lot.

Susan Brown was arrested today by Indiana State Police Detective Angie Hahn without incident and is currently being held at the Sullivan County Jail on $50,000.00 cash bond only.

Faran Brown is currently receiving medical treatment for his injuries.

Susan J Brown


  1. Attempted Murder: 35-41-5-1, Level 1 Felony


Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan City Police Department, Shelburn City Police Department, Vigo County Sheriff’s Department, Sullivan City Medic 1, Sullivan County Ambulance Service and Carlisle Ambulance Personnel.

Sullivan County Prosecutor Ann Mischler also assisted with the investigation.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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