Aaron L. Woodard

Aaron L. Woodard

Kokomo police arrested a 35-year-old man Tuesday and charged him with entering a family home on East Broadway Street with a gun in his waistband.

According to a KPD press release, on June 18, at approximately 6:30 a.m., officers were sent to the area of Broadway and Purdum streets in reference to gunshots being fired.

While officers were responding to the area, dispatch provided a description of the alleged suspect, who was reported to be walking northbound in the 1200 block of North. Purdum Street.

Witnesses said the suspect went into a residence in the 700 block of East Broadway Street. Officers went to the residence and were told by the occupant at that home that a black male, unknown to them, had walked into their residence with a handgun in his waistband.

The occupant also said their children were inside the home.

KPD Officer Ted Mygrant went into the residence and located Aaron L. Woodard, 35, of Kokomo. Woodard was detained without incident. No injuries were reported.

The residence was subsequently searched and a handgun was located. The gun had been reported stolen out of Miami County.

Woodard was taken into custody and transported to the Howard County Criminal Justice Center. Woodard had an active warrant for non-support of a dependent child.

Woodard was also arrested for residential entry, a Level 6 felony, possession of a stolen handgun, a Level 6 felony, carrying a handgun without a license, a Level 5 felony, criminal trespass, a misdemeanor, intimidation, a Level 6 felony, and possession of a firearm by a domestic batterer, a misdemeanor.

The initial shooting complaint and the residential entry case remains under investigation.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. Michael Banush at 765-456-7278, or the Kokomo Police Department Hotline at 765-456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by calling Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS with your anonymous tip.

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