Suspect Charged in Double Fatal now in Jail in Parke County

Authorities say that the man arrested in connection with the Dec. 21 deaths of former Parke County Sheriff Mike Eslinger and his wife Darla, has since been released from the hospital and taken to the Parke County Jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death, among other offences. Mike and Darla Eslinger were killed following an accident caused by 41-year-old Bryan Robertson, of Rockville, who was alleged to have crossed the center-line, causing the head-on accident. The granddaughter of the elderly couple was injured during the accident, and was taken to Regional Hospital in Terre Haute.   The Eslinger’s funerals were today as was Robertson’s initial court appearance on the charges.