Home Invasion Ends Tragically In Orange County

Orange County (Indiana State Police) – An early morning home invasion in rural Orange County ended tragically after the suspect encountered the homeowners.

According to Detective Craig Starr, at approximately 1:00 this morning, a male subject entered the residence at 7909 South County Road 700 East, Hardinsburg. Upon entry, the homeowners, Barry Frost, 59, and Terah Frost, 61, (brothers), heard the entry and moved their mother, Yvonne Frost, 86, into a bedroom to protect her. Barry and Terah went downstairs to attempt to locate the person that had entered the residence. Unable to locate an intruder, the brothers looked for tools to fix damage done to the door.

As Barry opened a cellar door, he encountered the intruder, 23 year old Jacob Grimes of Paoli. Grimes punched Barry and engaged him in a physical altercation. Terah, in an adjacent room, heard the dispute and upon entering the room observed Grimes, wearing a hooded sweatshirt, a bandana over his face, and in possession of a knife, fighting with Barry. Terah shot Grimes with a handgun.

Grimes was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy was conducted on Grimes this morning in Bedford. Indiana State Police investigators and crime scene technicians were assisted on scene by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

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