Versailles, IN—Daniel Curran, 30, of Cross Plains, plead guilty and will be sentenced to Burglary with a Deadly Weapon as a Level 2 felony for his actions that took place in Cross Plains on June 29, 2019. The agreement that both he and his attorney have signed calls for a sentence of 27 years with 5 suspended according to Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel.On June 29, the probable cause affidavit sets forth the allegations of the victim hearing her dog barking and then a knock at her door late at night. She was met by a masked individual with a gun who confronted her and demanded she take her clothes off. The victim never followed his orders and commands and was able to get him outside of her home in the driveway. She then came to recognize Curran through the mask and begged him to take it off with Curran ultimately removing the mask. The victim managed to escape and immediately called the police.Indiana State Police officer, Jared Black, initiated the investigation with assistance from other detectives and was able to locate Curran’s vehicle. The probable cause indicated that Sgt. Black, after he found Curran’s vehicle, located a mask and weapon in plain view. Initially, in the probable cause affidavit, Curran denied involvement.Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertel, called the victim in this matter one of the strongest and bravest people he’s met during his time in the criminal justice system. Hertel indicated that she intends to make a statement at the guilty plea and sentencing set for Wednesday. He went on to commend Sgt. Black for his quick response and thorough investigation in this matter collaborating with other officers and detectives to make a quick apprehension of Curran.
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