Police: Homeowner holds intruder at gunpoint

Indianapolis man arrested on charges of burglary, residential entry, criminal trespass

After hearing glass breaking and finding an intruder in his home, a Greenwood resident held the man at gunpoint until police arrived.

Police were called to the home in the 800 block of North Madison Avenue after the couple that lived there heard glass breaking, and found a man they did not know in a spare bedroom about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Kyler W. Thompson, 46, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a charge of burglary, residential entry, criminal trespass and a warrant from Marion County on a charge of possession of a handgun by a felon.

Thompson had told police that he was swimming with a friend next door, and the friend had run into the neighbor’s house and he went after him, according to the Greenwood Police Department report. The neighbor told police she did not know Thompson and did not give him permission to swim in her pool which is surrounded by a fence, the report said.

When police arrived, Thompson was lying on the ground with the resident pointing his gun at him. Next to Thompson, police found cash, a radio, a cellphone and pliers, which were missing from the home Thompson was found in, the report said. Thompson told police the friend with him had thrown the cash on the ground. No other person was found, the report said.

Thompson has prior convictions that date back to 1989 for theft, auto theft, intimidation, criminal trespass and resisting arrest, and has served more than four years in prison, according to state records.

Thompson, 1033 Bradbury Drive, was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was held without bond.

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Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.