Neighborhood Watch: 3 men threaten teen; Fugitive uses son to shield her from arrest

Neighborhood Watch: 3 men threaten teen; Fugitive uses son to shield her from arrest

TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Three men break into a westside home, and threatens a teenager with a baseball bat while they ransack the house.

Investigators say Isaiah Adams and two others wore masks when they broke in through a back door of a home on Georgette Street early Saturday. A 15-year-old was asleep on the couch, and says the men threatened to beat him while they took three TVs, an Xbox and other items from the home.

Turns out, Adams is the teen’s half-brother and is not allowed in the home for several weeks.

When officers questioned Adams Monday, investigators say he admitted to breaking into the house.

His motive, police say was making money for his drug addiction.

Another suspect, a 17-year-old, was arrested Wednesday.

[Henderson officials say fugitive used son to try to shield her from arrest]

Henderson Deputies say this fugitive used her son shield her from being arrested:

Court documents show Beth Puertzer is wanted in Vanderburgh County on theft charges. And that she’s missed several court dates, including one on Tuesday.

Investigators tracked her down to a hotel on Highway 41 in Henderson. Deputies say she wouldn’t come to the door.

According to officials, when they made their way inside, Puertzer was hiding in the bathroom using her son as a shield to block deputies.

But it didn’t work. She’s now in the Henderson County Detention Center awaiting extradition back to Vanderburgh County to answer to those theft charges.

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