Suspect in custody after barricade situation on south side of Terre Haute

Frank Porter (provided photo)
Frank Porter (provided photo)

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Tense moments in a Terre Haute neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

That’s as a man was barricaded in a home on 9th and a Half Street near Margaret Avenue.

Police were trying to locate a wanted man they believed was inside the home.

Police say they were originally called to the scene for a juvenile program.

That’s when they realized the man in the house was wanted on felony warrants.

Frank Porter was wanted on warrants for resisting law enforcement, domestic battery, and operating while intoxicated.

Indiana State Police Sargent Joe Watts told us during the initial search of the home, Porter was not found.

That’s when Indiana State Police SWAT was called to the scene.

Sgt. Watts says police tried to make contact with Porter but couldn’t.


That’s when they entered the back of the house and found Porter.

Watts tells us they found him in a crawl space that had clothes placed on top to help him hide.

“SWAT officers did enter the crawl space, he was taken out without incident and he’s on his way to the Vigo County Jail. There were no injuries to ISP SWAT, there were no injuries to the Terre Haute Police Department and no injuries to the suspect,” Watts said.

There was a woman originally in the house by the name of Rachel Porter.

She was also wanted for a warrant and arrested.





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