Medora woman arrested after breaking into home, vehicle

Police arrested a Medora woman early Sunday morning after she forced her way into a home in that small southwestern Jackson County town.

Jessica Raine England, 33, faces Level 6 felony charges of residential entry, intimidation and possession of a Schedule I narcotic drug, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

England also faces misdemeanor charges of public intoxication, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and two counts of criminal mischief in connection with the incident that began around 3 a.m. Sunday.

That’s when officers Aaron Wilkins and Billy Dishman responded to a 911 call reporting someone was attempting to enter a home in the 100 block of East Adams Street in Medora.

Police said as the two officers made their way to Medora, dispatchers were told England had forced her way into the home and was trying to get to a bedroom in which two adults had barricaded themselves along with two children.

Police said they were told England was able to force open the bedroom door, but a man then was able to fend her off and force her back out of the room.

England then left the home and broke a window on an attached garage. She also entered a vehicle before making her way to a neighbor’s house, where she began to knock on the door and scream for help.

England later admitted to forcing her way into the home and entering the vehicle, police said.

She suffered minor facial injuries during the struggle inside the home and was taken to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour to receive treatment before being released.

England was booked into the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown at 5:42 a.m. Sunday and was being held without bond Monday pending her initial court appearance.

Brownstown Police Department Officer John Amis and Jackson County Emergency Medical Services personnel assisted at the scene.

A Level 6 felony is punishable by six months to two and a half years in jail with an advisory sentence of one year upon conviction.

Find the story in Tuesday’s Tribune.