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LEBANON, Indiana — Police arrested a man accused of breaking into an Indiana apartment and trying to take a little girl, CBS Indy reports.

The girl’s grandfather intervened and managed to force the suspect out of their home before police arrived.

According to CBS Indy, it was Monday night when Lebanon police were called to the family’s apartment. The grandmother and grandfather said they were inside their home when an intruder busted in the front door and then a bedroom door.

“I was sound asleep in my bedroom and this guy came kicking in and said, ‘You have my daughter,’” Patty Roth told CBS.

Lebanon police identified the suspect as Benjamin Dillon, 37.

Dillon is accused of threatening to take a 6-year-old girl, claiming she was his daughter.

“I was nervous, very nervous. I was shaking so bad,” said Roth.

Roth tells CBS the man was determined to take her granddaughter. That’s when the grandfather stepped in and forced Dillon out of their apartment.

Police showed up, and Dillon allegedly became aggressive. He’s accused of threatening officers and fighting them, even as they used a Taser on him.

“I don’t understand why he picked our apartment. I’ll never figure that one out,” said Roth.

The 6-year-old girl said she wasn’t hurt, just scared.

CBS reports Dillon now faces a long list of charges including burglary, battery on a law enforcement officer and intimidation.

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A Vigo County, Indiana, woman who was accused of having sex with a minor, not disclosing she has HIV, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to Fox59, 21-year-old Lisa Marie Custer, of Terre Haute, was first arrested in March 2017 after she had sex with the 15-year-old son of a friend despite knowing she was HIV positive.

Court documents pertaining to the case state she became interested in the teen after she began staying with his father and told him she wanted to have sex with him soon after. She did not tell him she was HIV positive. She only disclosed the vital information two days after she had sex with him, documents indicate.

She was charged with two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to comply with the law on reporting some communicable disease — Indiana law requires carries of AIDS, HIV, and/or Hepatitis B to warn sexual partners of their status.

Speaking about the case at the time, Rob Roberts, the Chief Deputy Prosecutor, said, “The fact still remains, that anytime you have one person that’s infected and they’re not warning others, then they’re probably not taking the necessary precautions to prevent that spread,” adding that he did not want “one of those major outbreaks here in Vigo County.”

The 21-year-old was freed after posting bond but found herself behind bars in Georgia a few months later. She was tracked down in a wooded area in Lee County Georgia in June 2017 and arrested following a purse snatching in an area Walmart.

Recently, Custer struck a deal with prosecutors which saw her plead guilty to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and failure to warn of a communicable disease. A second count of sexual misconduct and an escape charge were both dismissed under the agreement.

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An Indiana woman has been arrested for allegedly killing her boyfriend by driving over him twice with a car.

Authorities said Briana Rice, 23, of Hammond, faces multiple charges, including murder, voluntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, in the April 24 death of 25-year-old Terrondy Jones.

A witness told police she saw a couple arguing outside an East Chicago apartment near the 1700 block of East 135th Street before a man began walking away from a car.

The witness said a female driver then ‘backed her car up almost striking a garage’ and ‘she then sped up, striking the male subject with the car’.