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Home Invasion and Assault Suspect Caught
Friday Sep 21, 2018 2:13am
Tamarac Trails, 30 E near CR 400N • Angola, IN

A Steuben County man is facing multiple charges after a Thursday morning home invasion incident where police say a female was attacked.

The Steuben County Sheriff's Department says that their deputies were called the a Tamarac Trails residence at 3:40 a.m. on a report of a man who had entered a home and assaulted a female. Reports indicate that the man fled the home after the female victim fought him off.

County Sheriff's detectives then learned that Angola City Police were investigating two similar incidents. With the help from witnesses at the various incidents, a description of the suspect went out to multiple agencies, including the Indiana State Police.

A car belonging to the suspect was found along I-69 near the Ramada Inn, where the suspect had booked a room. Authorities searched the area, but did not find him at the Ramada Inn.

Just after 6 a.m. an armed homeowner, back at the Tamarac Division, reported he had been in contact with the suspect. After a search of that area, the suspect was found hiding inside a shed.

The suspect has been indentified as 33 year old Dwain Horner or Angola. He was arrested on preliminary charges of burglary with a deadly weapon, battery with bodily injury, criminal confinement, strangulation and residential entry.

The case will be turned over the Steuben County prosecutor’s office to determine further charges that may be applied.

A K-9 Officer and Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV) from the Sheriff’s Office were also used in the search. Also assisting with the investigation was the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement and the Fremont Police Department.

Dwain Horner (Steuben County Sheriff's Department Photo)
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