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Bartholomew County detectives investigate possible home invasion, assault

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Apr 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-07 16:12:57-04

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — Deputies in Bartholomew County are looking for someone they said possibly broke into a home and assaulted a female.

According to a press release from the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office, deputies and detectives were called around 8 a.m. Wednesday to investigate the possible home invasion and physical assault between the intersections of South 400 West and Deaver Road and South 400 West and West 450 South.

The female told detectives the suspect displayed a firearm, according to the release.

Deputies were in the area searching for evidence since the call was received, according to the release.

Detectives are asking for anyone who saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the area the morning of the possible break-in to contact investigators "no matter how seemingly insignificant," the release states.

Anyone who was traveling on Deaver Road, 300 West, 400 West and State Road 58 between 6 and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and may have seen an individual walking or vehicle pulled off to the side of the road to contact Detective Dane Duke at 812-565-5928.

The person was seen wearing a brown Carhartt zip-up jacket, a black beanie and tan cargo pants, according to the release.

"Sheriff Matt Myers asks that people stay alert, use caution and report any suspicious activity in the area as our detectives continue to investigate," the release states.

According to the release, the sheriff's office is also reaching out to surrounding agencies to gather "relevant information to similar crimes that have occurred."