Perry County Man Arrested After Domestic Incident

A Monday evening domestic disturbance at a northern Perry County residence turned into a barricaded situation before ending peacefully.

The Indiana State Police say just before 8:30 pm CDT Monday, the Perry County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to a physical domestic disturbance along the 27000 Block of Doolittle Mills Road. Police say the residence was located just south of the Perry/Crawford County line.

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-Peter Jacobs (Photo courtesy of: Indiana State Police-Jasper District 34-Jasper, IN)

Deputies were informed that the resident, 34 year old Peter Jacobs, had struck his wife and fired a round from a rifle into the ceiling. Deputies also learned that Jacobs had confined his wife and 3-year old child in the residence.

Authorities from the Perry County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police arrived to find that Jacobs had released his wife and child, and had barricaded himself in the residence with numerous firearms.

State Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiator team members arrived on scene, and just after 12:30 Tuesday morning were able to talk Jacobs into coming out of his residence peacefullly to the street, where he was placed into custody.

Jacobs was taken to and booked into the the Perry County Jail on Level 6 Felony counts of Criminal Confinement, Criminal Recklessness with a Firearm and Domestic Battery in the Presence of a Minor.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by the Indiana State Police, ISP SWAT, and ISP Hostage Crisis Negotiators

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