Arrest follows invasion of privacy report

From Local Sources

JASPER — A Tuesday report of a battery and an incident of invasion of privacy resulted in a Friday arrest.

The Jasper Police Department began an investigation into the report of a battery and a violation of a protective order Tuesday morning.

During the investigation, police allege, the suspect, Andrew B. Fitzgerald, 37, whose current address was not immediately available, made 911 calls providing false information about his whereabouts.

Fitzgerald was taken into custody in the 500 block of Hoffman Road on Friday evening after a short foot chase that followed police being called to respond to the report of a suspicious person in the area.

Authorities booked Fitzgerald into the Dubois County Security Center at 10:44 p.m. Friday on preliminary misdemeanor counts of resisting law enforcement, invasion of privacy, domestic battery and unlawful use of a 911 service.

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