A Warsaw man was arrested and held on criminal charges after he attempted to force entry into a woman’s apartment while armed with a knife.
Phillip Joseph Hoover, 28, 2623 E. Forest Circle, was booked on a $2,000 bond when Warsaw Police were called Saturday night to an apartment on West Center Street. According to a probable cause affidavit, Hoover was armed with a knife when he went to the apartment to confront a woman he fought with earlier in the evening.
Police were first called to Hoover’s residence when the victim claimed she attempted to call 911 but Hoover took her phone and broke it. Before officers arrived, Hoover fled the scene.
The victim then went to a friend’s residence when Hoover went looking for her. The woman at that residence said she accidentally left her key in the entrance door and fought Hoover to shut the door. He allegedly used a knife and cut a screen on one of her windows.
When officers went back to the victim’s apartment, they located Hoover in her bedroom. Police ordered him several times to show his hands but he refused and was eventually tased and taken into custody.
Hoover was booked on preliminary charges of criminal confinement, interference with reporting a crime, resisting law enforcement and residential entry. His bond was set at $2,000.
On the probable cause affidavit, Hoover’s charges now include one D felony count of attempted residential entry and three misdemeanor charges including resisting law enforcement, interference with the reporting of a crime and criminal mischief.