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Madison Woman Arrested For Burglary While Armed

After a period of time, the female homeowner was able to break free and called 911 as she fled the residence.  

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(Madison, Ind.) – On August 1, Madison Police responded to the report of a home invasion in progress, in the 1300 block of Lockard Street.

Upon arrival, officers located the reported perpetrator who was attempting to leave the scene in a black SUV. Officers then stopped the vehicle and were able to take the suspect into custody and identify her as Ashley M. Leonard, 32, of Hanover.

After investigation, the officer found that the victims of the home invasion had reported that an unknown female came to their residence asking for assistance with her vehicle.

The male residents attempted to work on the vehicle, Leonard walked into the couple's residence and threatened the female homeowner with a battery-powered drill, by holding it to the victim's head.

Leonard reportedly asked the female homeowner;  where are my kids & are you good or are you evil. 

After a period of time, the female homeowner was able to break free and called 911 as she fled the residence.  

The investigation, led by Patrolman Cameron Blankenship, is ongoing.  Officer Blankenship was assisted with the investigation of Officers Brad Demaree and Zack Nicholson. 

Ashley M. Leonard faces preliminary alleged charges of Burglary while armed with a deadly weapon (Level 2 felony), Criminal confinement (Level 3 felony), Battery with a deadly weapon (Level 5 felony), Residential entry (Level 6 felony), Interference with reporting a crime (Class A misdemeanor).

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