Police: SWAT team called to home Monday


    NEW PALESTINE — The Hancock County SWAT team surrounded a home on the south side of the county late Monday after a reported disturbance, officials said.

    Officers arrested 41-year-old Dustin Hunt of New Palestine, at his home, which is located near the intersection of county roads 600W and 600S in New Palestine.

    Members of the county’s SWAT team were called when the man refused to come outside to talk with police, said Sheriff’s Maj. Brad Burkhart. Officers were worried Hunt was still armed and that he’d try to hurt himself or others, he said.

    SWAT team members and the county’s K-9 team surrounded the home around 7 p.m. and stayed on scene until after 10 p.m. when Hunt surrendered, record shows.


    No one was injured in the incident, officials said.


    At press time, Hunt was being held in jail without bond, records show. The preliminary charges he faces include criminal confinement and sexual battery, records show.

    Hunt was expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

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    Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.