Residential Entry Charge Filed Against Knox Man

A Knox man was arrested on Wednesday, May 16th, after police received a residential entry call.

Patrick Dunn reportedly entered a home on 200 North, walked into the master bedroom of the residence and tapped a woman on the shoulder demanding that she return a cell phone. The woman woke her husband and the pair ordered Dunn out of their home.  He then left on foot.

A Starke County Sheriff’s Department officer caught up with Dunn and as the officer was talking to him, the officer noticed that he had been drinking.  Dunn told police that he had run out of gas and he went to friend’s house to get a cell phone to call someone.  After an investigation, the officer found that Dunn had not run out of gas, but overshot the T-intersection at County Road 200 North and 300 East and dropped his vehicle into a ten-foot ditch.

Dunn refused a breathalizer test and a warrant was issued for a blood sample.  He was arrested and has been charged with Residential Entry, a Class D Felony, and misdemeanor charges of Operating a Vehicle Dangerously While Intoxicated, Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Public Intoxication.  He has since bonded out of the Starke County Jail.