A man is in prison on a $1 million bond after police intervened in an alleged
domestic dispute, according to local law enforcement. Indiana police arrested
the 55-year-old man after responding to a domestic call at his home. While
there, they say they found evidence the man was in possession of illegal
narcotics, leading them to arrest him not only for the domestic dispute
but also for
According to police records, officers responded to the call on Dec. 20,
which led to a standoff with the man in question. Apparently the man attacked
a pregnant woman with a vacuum cleaner before firing a shotgun of unknown
make at her a total of four times. The man also allegedly threatened officers
on the scene with the weapon before surrendering it.
It is unclear how this incident played out in specific terms, or what prompted
the officers to enter the man's home. It is also unclear how they
made the determination that the man had drugs, which police tentatively
identified as methamphetamine, in his house. It is assumed that more information
will become available if and when this case goes to trial. Currently,
no trial date has been set.
Too few details about this case are clear to make an accurate assessment
as to the outcome of a criminal trial. Indiana prosecutors will have to
prove beyond a reasonable doubt that police had good reason to enter the
man's home without a warrant and that the alleged drug crimes actually
took place. The defense may benefit from careful scrutiny of the arrest
record to ensure police observed the man's rights throughout the process.