Warrant charges man with intimidation, harassment

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — Authorities booked a Huntingburg man into the Dubois County Security Center late last week on a warrant charging him with intimidation and harassment.

Charging documents allege Thomas J. Burch, 32, 609 N. Washington St., Huntingburg, communicated a threat to commit a forcible felony to a woman via text messages May 2. The Huntingburg Police Department investigated the incident that resulted in an arrest warrant being issued Thursday in Dubois Circuit Court charging Burch with a Level 6 felony count of intimidation and a misdemeanor count of harassment.

Huntingburg police took Burch into custody that same day and he was booked into the security center at 3:55 p.m. on the active warrant.

During an initial court appearance Friday, the court appointed a public defender to represent Burch and a preliminary plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.

Burch’s next court appearance was set for Aug. 12 and his bond was set at $750.

The court released Burch to pretrial home detention with electronic monitoring.

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