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Angola home invasions suspect arrested

September 21, 2018

A house-to-house search turned up a 33-year-old Angola man suspected of at least three home invasions in one night in Steuben County.

Thursday about 3:40 a.m., Dwain Horner of Fox Lake in Angola allegedly broke into a home in the Tamarack Trails addition near County Road 400 North in Angola, according to a news release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.

The female victim inside that home was able to fight off her attacker, who then fled.

As police were responding to the home invasion in Tamarack Trails, Angola City police found that two similar incidents had occurred in Angola.

Based on descriptions received from the Tamarack Trails and Angola victims, officers from the Steuben County Sheriff’s department, Angola police and the Indiana State Police started to search the area, the release said.

Horner’s vehicle was found along Interstate 69 near the Ramada Inn where he had checked in, but he wasn’t in that area, the release said.

About 6 a.m., another Tamarack Trails resident reported a confrontation with Horner, who was armed. Horner fled as law enforcement closed in with K-9 and an overhead drone.

Law enforcement conducted a door-to-door search at Tamarack Trails and found Horner hiding inside an outdoor shed.

Although law enforcement believes that Horner is responsible for all the home invasions, they are asking people to contact Angola City police with case-incident information.

Horner was arrested on preliminary charges for burglary with a deadly weapon, battery with bodily injury, criminal confinement, strangulation and residential entry.

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