State police: Homeowner held would-be burglar at gunpoint

NEW CASTLE, Ind. – A local man held a would-be burglar at gunpoint until authorities reached his northern Henry County home.

According to state police, Andrew C. Skirvin, 26, Losantville, was highly intoxicated early Saturday when he crashed his Honda vehicle along Henry County Road 875-N, near County Road 250E.

Authorities said Skirvin then walked to a home in the 2800 block of East County Road 875-N and tried to kick in its back door.

He was then taken into custody by the property owner, who held him at gunpoint in the back yard until an Indiana State Police trooper arrived at the scene.

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