By Lasca Randels
MILFORD — A man was arrested after allegedly pushing an air conditioning unit through a window and entering a residence without permission.
Geoffery Ellis Riddle, 32, with addresses on file as both 212 E. Emeline St., Milford; and 9462 SR 19, Etna Green, is charged with criminal confinement, a level 6 felony; residential entry, a level 6 felony; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on May 27, a Milford Police officer was dispatched to a residence in reference to a 911 hangup call.
Upon arrival, the officer saw movement inside the residence. Police received information that a woman was inside the residence with Riddle.
The officer knocked at the door and saw a woman attempting to open the door; however, Riddle was preventing the woman from opening the door.
The woman opened a window and said that Riddle would not allow her to leave the residence. Eventually, the woman let police inside the residence. Officers were able to detain Riddle.
Police spoke with the woman, who said she had been sleeping when she heard someone enter the residence. She identified Riddle as the person who entered the residence and said Riddle made entry by pushing an air conditioning unit in one of the windows. He then entered the residence without permission.
Riddle was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail May 27 on a $2,500 surety and cash bond.