Evansville Police arrest burglary suspect after hour long manhunt

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - An Evansville man is accused of breaking into a home and threatening to kill another person with a knife.

Police arrested 53-year-old Richard D. Duff after an hour long manhunt on Friday.

Officers were dispatched around 2:30 p.m. to a burglary in progress in the 3200 block of Bellemeade Avenue.

Police say the resident returned home to find several items out of place and two windows broken.  The person left and called 911.

Officers say the resident returned home with two more people and Duff was spotted in the back yard.

Police tell us Duff pulled a knife and threatened to kill the person who approached him.  He then ran west from the home.

Officers used a canine to track Duff.  He was found hiding in a yard barn in the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue.

Police have charged Duff with burglary, intimidation, theft, and criminal mischief.

Authorities say Duff was accused of breaking into an Evansville police officer's home and stealing his service weapon in April 2002.

In April 2015, Duff registered for parole in Evansville as a result of a robbery and burglary conviction in Alabama.

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