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WANTED: Scottsburg Police looking for child molestation suspect

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Earl E. Hawkins (Source: Scottsburg City Police) Earl E. Hawkins (Source: Scottsburg City Police)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Scottsburg Police say they're looking for a man who is wanted on a charge of child molestation.

According to a news release, officers were called to a home on Belleview Street, near S. Gardener Street, in Scottsburg, Thursday, just after 10 a.m., after they received a report of a suicidal man with a handgun at that location.

Police say when they arrived, they were told that Earl E. Hawkins was inside the home with a small-caliber handgun, involved in a domestic argument over child molestation. According to the news release, police set up a perimeter around the home and tried -- but failed -- to make contact with Hawkins. The Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team arrived a short time later and entered the home, but Hawkins had already fled.

Hawkins is wanted on child molestation charges, according to police. He is a 43-year-old man with short, red hair, 5'2" in height, and approximately 170 lbs. He does have tattoos, according to police.

If anyone has any information on Hawkins, they are asked to call the Scottsburg City Police at (812) 752-4462.

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