TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A Terre Haute man is in custody after police say he forced his way into a residence and had several outstanding warrants.
According to Terre Haute Police, the incident occurred Tuesday evening when police were called to a residence near the intersection of S. 15th and Oak Streets for a report of domestic battery.
Police said Keith M. Barnes, 51, fled the building after officers entered the front door. As Barnes was running towards an alley behind the home he was confronted by a THPD K-9 officer and reportedly surrendered immediately.
Barnes was preliminarily charged with residential entry and resisting law enforcement in relation to Tuesday’s incident. He also was arrested for his outstanding warrants for the charges of escape, felony intimidation, dealing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, leaving the scene of a crash, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
A search of court records indicates prosecutors filed a petition to revoke bond in mid-April when the escape charge was filed against him. A warrant for his arrest was issued on April 17 with a bond set at $25,000 no 10% allowed.
Barnes is scheduled to appear in Vigo County Superior Court 5 Wednesday. Court records indicate that appearance will be in relation to three open cases with the oldest charges stemming from 2019.