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GCSD issues warrant for Jasonville resident

Thursday, April 7, 2011

JASONVILLE -- A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Jasonville man, Jason A. Burns, who allegedly kicked in a door and entered a Linton woman's apartment without permission.

The case has been under investigation by Greene County Sheriff's Deputy Leon Dunigan since March 22.

Dunigan said he spoke to the woman at her home.

She told him Burns and another woman had given her a cell phone and put the first month of minutes on, but she had put minutes on every month after that.

There had been a disagreement over the phone and the gift-givers said they wanted the phone back and Burns would stop by to pick up the phone.

The woman locked her door and did not answer it when Burns arrived.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Burns allegedly kicked the door three times, gained entry, entered the apartment, and asked for the phone.

The woman told him she was not giving it back because it was a gift.

She told him she had called the police and he left.

The woman told the deputy where Burns lived in Jasonville and described the clothing he was wearing.

Dep. Dunigan located Burns, who said he had gone by the woman's residence and knocked on the door, but she didn't answer.

He said she told him through the door that she wasn't going to give it back and that she had called police.

He maintained the door stayed shut while he was there and it did not appear to be broken when he left. He also said he could not afford to get into probation because he was still on probation.

The deputy stated in the affidavit that Burns was wearing the clothing the woman had described.

He also states he saw damage to the woman's entry door, which he photographed.

In a case filed this week in Greene Superior Court, Burns is accused of the crime of residential entry, a class D felony.



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