Alleged attempted stabbing yields charges in early-morning Farmersburg altercation

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Riley McConnell.

FARMERSBURG, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Shelburn man was arrested after allegedly forcibly entering a Farmersburg home with intent to harm its residents, the Farmersburg Marshal’s Office reported Sunday.

Riley McConnell, 23, of Shelburn, was arrested after an incident Saturday at 5:33 a.m. When a Farmersburg Marshal arrived at a residence on S. 3rd St., a young woman ran to his vehicle with blood on her. The Marshal immediately secured her in his police vehicle for her safety when the male suspect aggressively approached the Marshal and the woman, who identified him as the aggressor.

The male suspect was given commands at gunpoint, with which he eventually complied. He was detained at that time, shortly followed by a brief struggle with the Marshal and an assisting officer.

McConnell is alleged to have forcibly entered a residence with the intent to harm those inside. A fight between the suspect and a man inside the residence ensued, resulting in McConnell pulling a knife in an attempt to stab the residents. The residents were able to escape and seek cover until law enforcement arrived.

McConnell was taken into custody and charged with burglary with a deadly weapon, a level 2 felony, three counts of intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, battery with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, a level 6 felony, and battery and criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. He was remanded at the Sullivan County Jail on a $67,000 bond.

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