WARSAW — Andrew D. Willard, 26, 307 Eisenhower Parkway, Warsaw, is facing a charge of intimidation with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, after brandishing a knife at a female May 15. He was arrested Saturday, May 21, and booked in the Kosciusko County Jail.
Warsaw Police Officer Brian T. Hupp stated in the affidavit of probable cause he spoke with the victim who reported she went to the Willard home to obtain fundraiser tickets for a tee ball team, he was to sell, May 15. She stated she rang the doorbell, knocked on the door and a bedroom window, before he answered. When Willard answered the door, he did so with a 6-inch bladed knife in his hand.
The victim stated Willard held the knife 2 inches from her face and told her the next time she knocked on the door and window while he was sleeping for work she would leave in the back of a police vehicle. The incident was witnessed by her two children and her boyfriend.
The victim’s boyfriend stated he heard Willard tell the victim if she knocked or rang the door bell like that again he would cut her fingers off and then slammed the door in their face. Willard did go to the car and get the tickets and threw them at the victim.
Willard is being held in the Kosciusko County Jail on $11,000 surety and cash bond.