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Man Arrested After Found In Crawl Space
Updated September 22, 2016 7:19 AM | Filed under: Crime
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ISP SWAT K-9 Officer Greg Magee and his K-9 “John E”, Frank Porter, and THPD Officer Phillip Raulston

(VIGO CO.) - Just before noon Tuesday, the Indiana State Police Central Area SWAT team was requested to assist the Terre Haute Police Department after a man barricaded himself in a home at 3111 South 9.5 Street in Terre Haute.

The male was reportedly wanted on Vigo County warrants for resisting law enforcement, battery with bodily injury, two counts of domestic battery, residential entry and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The man was supposedly hiding in the residence as other occupants left the home.

ISP Hostage Crisis Negotiators attempted to make contact with the male for several minutes to no avail.

ISP SWAT team members then utilized the ISP Armored Vehicle to force open the rear door of the residence allowing them to deploy a camera equipped robot that ultimately allowed them to find the man in the flooring near the rear of the residence.

SWAT members opened the flooring and found, 41-year-old Frank D. Porter hiding in a crawl space area. Porter was arrested without incident just before 3 p.m. and taken to the Vigo County Jail.

His 38-year-old reportedly ex-wife, Rachel Porter, was also arrested by Terre Haute Police on a Vigo County warrant for conversion.

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