HANCOCK COUNTY – Officials from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department (HCSD) say they’ve arrested an Indianapolis man under preliminary charges of attempted murder after a gun was fired into a county home Saturday.
No one was injuried in the incident officials said.
In addition to the preliminary attempted murder charge, Cory Jerome Snow, 52, 3600 block of N. Irvington Avenue, is also facing preliminary charges of possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, criminal recklessness, and possession of a controlled substance, officials from the HCSD said in a release.
Law enforcement was called to the 1700 block of North Creekwater Pass, Greenfield, near Mt. Comfort Road and I-70 at approximately 4:09 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25 with reports of a shot fired. During the call officials from the Hancock County Emergency Operations Center (HCEOC) learned the call was a disturbance among several family members in the house during which one member fired at least one shot.
Deputies were informed the male who fired the shot, later identified as Snow, was walking away from the residence after the shot was fired. Deputy Robert Durbin arrived and located Snow, walking in the area, officials said. Deputy Danielle Pruitt arrived and helped secure Snow.
Deputies spoke to members of the family at the residence and learned Snow is the boyfriend of the grandmother/mother living in the residence. During an argument, officials were told Snow allegedly produced a handgun and threatened family members. As the family tried to flee, Snow apparently fired at least one shot from the gun inside the residence, towards the family. Deputies on-scene located a bullet hole in the front door of the residence and an impact mark on the porch, they said. A single bullet was located in the exterior of a nearby house.
Officials noted thankfully no one was injured during the incident. A handgun and bag of controlled substance were located near the suspect by Fortville Police Department officer Derek Archer and his K-9 partner.
Snow was taken into custody without further incident, officials said. While Snow is from Indianapolis, officials noted he was staying at the residence on Creekwater Pass. Deputies learned he had an outstanding warrant from Marion County from an operating while intoxicated case. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail where he is currently waiting for the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office to determine final charges.
Officials with the HCSD noted they needed to thank officials from the Knightstown Police Department, Henry County Sheriff’s Department, Greenfield Police Department, Fortville Police Department, McCordsville Police Department, Indiana State Police, and the Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers for assisting with calls-for-service while HCSD Deputies were busy with this investigation.