Quick action by Indiana State Police Troopers led to the arrest of a home intruder at a residence in rural Daviess County.
Arrested and Charged was Nicholas A. Whetstine, 27, Newburgh, IN
– Residential Entry (x2), Level 6 Felony
– Operating While Intoxicated, Class A Misdemeanor
At 9:52 A.M. Monday, the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department received a 911 call from a caller at 11340 East County Road 1675 North in rural Odon.
The caller reported that a man had entered the home through the basement, and that a woman and eight children had locked themselves into a bedroom.
Master Trooper Gaven Wilson heard the call being dispatched and responded immediately.
At 9:57 A.M., Wilson arrived at the residence and was informed by two individuals outside that the intruder was in the home.
As Wilson approached the front door, 27 year old Nicholas Whetstine of Newburgh, IN was walking out of the home. Wilson ordered Whetstine to the ground at gunpoint and placed him into custody on the front porch without incident.
Troopers learned through their investigation that this was the second home on the property that Whetstine had entered during the morning.
Additionally, Whetstone was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.255%.
The female and eight children inside the home were not hurt.
Whetstine was transported to and lodged in the Daviess County Security Center on two counts of Residential Entry and a charge of Operating While Intoxicated. He is being held without bond until his initial court appearance.