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The Bartholomew County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a gunshot Tuesday evening at a home in the 400 block of Dawson Street in southern Bartholomew County.
Maj. Todd Noblitt says that at about 5 p.m., 49-year-old Douglas Hobbs entered the home while carrying a gun in order to confront a family member. Others inside the home tried to wrest control of the rifle away from Hobbs. During the struggle, the gun went off. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Shortly after the gun discharged, Hobbs allegedly fled from the scene. He was found a short time later about a mile away on the banks of the White River. Noblitt says Hobbs refused to cooperate with police and ignored their orders to surrender.
Noblitt says Hobbs belligerence led to the decision to utilize the Bartholomew County K-9 Unit. Noblitt says that's when K-9 "Bolt" was unleashed. The dog bounded in to Hobbs, knocking him in to the river. Authorities were then able to quickly take him in to custody.
Hobbs is facing charges of criminal recklessness with a weapon, intimidation with a weapon and resisting law enforcement. Noblitt adds that additional charges could be forthcoming.
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 6:32:20 PM
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