Claypool — A Claypool man was arrested after trying to break into a house multiple times while drunk.
Frankie Lee Poe, 44, 4676 S. Scott Rd., Claypool, was arrested for attempted residential entry, a level 6 felony; battery, a class B misdemeanor and public intoxication, a class B misdemeanor.
On July 21, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a break-in complaint.
The homeowner advised that while watching a movie he heard someone trying to force open two side doors of his residence. By the time the homeowner arrived at the side doors no one was there. A short time later he heard someone trying to open his back door.
The homeowner opened the door and observed a male bent over trying to jimmy open the door lock. The homeowner recognized the person as Poe from their school days. The homeowner asked Poe to leave, at which time Poe hit the homeowner on the back of his head.
The responding officer identified and spoke with Poe. While talking, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from Poe and his eyes were bloodshot and watery. Poe agreed to take a portable breath test which resulted in a .247 BAC.
The officer then observed and photographed the two side doors, one and the screen ripped away and the other had kick marks on the door.
Poe was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on Oct. 7 with a $5,000 surety bond.