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On January 28 at 6:40 AM, Spencer County Dispatch received a 911 call from a resident in the 4100 block of North Walnut Street in Richland City.

The caller reported a vehicle driving through yards and hitting a residence.

A second 911 call reported the male driving the vehicle forcibly broke into a residence.

It was also relayed to 911 the homeowner had multiple firearms in the residence.

Spencer County Deputies and Indiana State Police were dispatched to the scene.

Spencer County Deputy, Ryan Parsley, arrived a short time later and saw the male subject actively breaking a window out of the residence with a shotgun.

Deputy Parsley was able to contact the male suspect and had him put the weapon down.

Once the male was outside, he was taken into custody.

Detectives with the Indiana State Police, Jasper, was asked to conduct the investigation.

The male was identified as Terry Waters (52) of Richland City, IN. 

Waters is being held in the Spencer County Jail and preliminarily charged with:

  • Possession of a Firearm by a Serious Violent Felon: Level 4 Felony
  • Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm: Level 5 Felony
  • Residential Entry: Level 5 Felony
  • Possession of Methamphetamine: Level 6 Felony
  • Criminal Trespass: Level 6 Felony
  • Intimidation: Class A Misdemeanor
  • Pointing a Firearm: Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Mischief: Class A Misdemeanor
  • Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle: Class B Misdemeanor

All suspects are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.