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Court Docs: Man broke into home and tried to kidnap 6-year-old girl, her grandfather fought back

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 13:40:24-04

LEBANON — A man is behind bars after police say he broke into a home in Lebanon and tried to kidnap at 6-year-old girl.

Lebanon Police Department officers were called to the PNC bank in the early hours of June 3 for a possible fight. Arriving officers made contact with Ben Dillon, who told them that a little girl was being raped in teh apartment he came out of, according to a probable cause filed by the Boone County Prosecutor.

A couple inside the apartment told police that they were asleep when their door flew open and a man came inside and tried to kidnap their granddaughter. The grandfather told police that the man, later identified as Dillon, kept trying to fight him and insisted he was taking their granddaughter.

The little girl was not harmed.

When police questioned Dillon a second time, he told them the little girl was his daughter and he didn't know the people in the apartment or how he found out, according to court documents. The man then threatened to fight the officers at the scene.

The officer stated Dillon told said "he wanted to fight all of us and kill us." After a struggle and the use of a stun gun, officers were eventually able to take Dillon into custody. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for multiple injuries from the struggle and then arrested and taken to jail.

The officer involved was treated for minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation by the Boone County Sheriff's Office.