Community members, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office assist
Frankfort, IN – Thanks to a fast response by Frankfort police officers, assistance from Clinton County sheriff deputies and valuable help from Frankfort residents, a dangerous suspect quickly was apprehended yesterday.
Twenty-two-year-old Jessie O. Marcum was arrested for residential entry, attempted residential entry, criminal mischief and failure to identify.
Police received a report at 3:48 p.m. yesterday of a suspicious person in the 200 block of Main Avenue. The caller reported a shirtless and shoeless while male attempted to enter her back door. After the homeowner yelled, the suspect ran through the back door, jumping over a large fence to elude police. At 4:15 p.m. as police searched the area, the suspect was reported jumping on a police car in the 300 block of Brightwood Drive.
As police responded to the scene, dispatched received a call from a female in the 400 block of Brightwood Drive that a shirtless, shoeless white male entered her residence uninvited. After the homeowner screamed, the male fled the house, again eluding police.
Officers scoured the neighborhood with assistance from Clinton County sheriff deputies. A short time later a neighbor spotted the suspect and police located him in the 400 block of Hemlock, taking him into custody.
According to Police Chief Troy Bacon, the situation is a clear example of the police and community members working together.
“I am proud of the fast response by police to end this serious situation. It could have very easily spiraled into something much more. Our residents were on top of the situation – many calling us having seen information posted by their neighbors on Facebook.
“The communication that transpired yesterday is a prime example of community members and police working together. We can solve crimes much quicker when residents help out as they did in this case – from a safe distance and by providing helpful information to the officers involved,” Bacon explained.
Marcum caused minor damage to the police car he jumped on and he currently is being held at the Clinton County Jail.
For questions or interview requests, contact Chief Bacon at 654-4245.