By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Warsaw man was recently arrested after allegedly entering a home without permission while in possession of drugs.
Robert Keith Powell, 30, 524 E. Center St., Warsaw, is charged with residential entry, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a syringe, all level 6 felonies; resisting law enforcement, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of paraphernalia, a class C misdemeanor.
On April 16, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s deputy went to a residence to assist in locating Powell, who was a suspect in a domestic dispute. According to court documents, upon arrival in the area, the officer saw Powell quickly enter an open door and then reach back to slam the door. The officer immediately exited his vehicle and heard what appeared to be a woman screaming from inside the residence.
The woman met the officer at the door and said Powell went into a back room of the residence. Powell did not follow verbal commands from the officer while attempting to take him into custody. Powell continued to walk away from the officer and at one point pulled away from the officer’s grasp. The officer attempted to use a taser on Powell; however, it had no effect. Powell physically resisted being taken into custody and continued to grab at items in the residence while being removed.
During a search, the officer located two syringes in the front pocket of Powell’s pants. The woman at the residence said Powell had left a backpack inside the residence. In the backpack, the officer found two small glass jars containing methamphetamine. Drug paraphernalia was also found in the backpack.
The man and woman at the residence said Powell did not have permission to be there and that they had no prior affiliation with Powell.
Powell has an initial hearing at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, April 30, in Kosciusko Circuit Court.