Police: Drunk forces entry

Couple finds man asleep on couch

A New Whiteland couple woke up early Sunday morning and found a drunk intruder asleep on their couch and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, police said.

A 28-year-old man was arrested after police said he broke into the home, urinated on the floor and fell asleep on a couch, the report said.

Adam Yarbrough, of 744 Country Gate Drive, New Whiteland, was arrested on charges of residential entry, criminal mischief and public intoxication.

One of his neighbors, a resident in the 600 block of Country Gate Drive, woke up about 1:30 a.m. Sunday because his dogs were barking. He heard the sound of something falling onto the floor and went to investigate the noise, a New Whiteland Police Department report said.

The resident found an intruder asleep on a couch, with a sheet pulled over him. The homeowner kept watch with a gun over the sleeping man while he waited for police to arrive, the report said.

Yarbrough had vomited on the front porch and forced his way into the home through the rear door, which was severely damaged. Once inside, Yarbrough fell asleep on the couch, the report said.

The homeowners told police they didn’t know Yarbrough and had not given him permission to enter their house. Yarbrough’s shirt was found in the middle of the road several houses away, the report said.

Empty beer cans and a large amount of cash where found on the driveway of Yarbrough’s home, which is on the same street as the home he broke into, the report said.

An officer woke Yarbrough when he arrived at the scene. He was taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital to be checked before being booked into the jail. He was held on $3,000 bond.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.