Man arrested after attempted residential entry

An Elizabethtown man was arrested Wednesday morning after trying to enter a Seymour residence, police report.

Jacob Michael Noble, 28, was arrested for attempted residential entry, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, battery on a law enforcement officer and criminal trespassing.

The attempted residential entry charge is a Level 6 felony, while the rest of the charges are misdemeanors.

Jackson County Sheriff’s Department officers Alan Jones and Jordan Hawn responded to the scene at approximately 5 a.m. to a report that a man was trying to enter a residence in the 3900 block of North U.S. 31. The caller said they kept the man from entering by producing a firearm.

When police arrived, the man, later identified as Noble, was still on the front porch of the residence. Jones and Hawn attempted to speak with Noble, but he was verbally abusive and didn’t comply with them, police said. Noble then starting fighting and resisting the officers.

A taser was deployed on Noble, and he still tried to resist arrest, police said. After he fell on the ground, Noble fought against the officers for several minutes until he was handcuffed.

In Indiana, a Level 6 felony means six months to two and a half years in prison with an advisory sentence of one year if convicted.

County Officer Zach Elliott assisted along with Seymour Police Officer Chip Petro and Sgt. Crystal Schapson.