TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – A Terre Haute man is in jail following his disturbing message to police.
Police say Thaddeus Carpenter had pulled a gun on another man inside a home in the 500 block of South 19th Street.
When that man called police, it was discovered that Carpenter already had a warrant out for his arrest.
Assistant Police Chief Shawn Keene said Carpenter told witnesses he didn’t want to go back to jail. He then added he wanted to shoot police officers if it came to that.
After a three-hour stand-off, Carpenter eventually surrendered himself to police.
“Like I said before, he does have an active warrant. It’s a parole violation warrant. The investigator is speaking to him now so we’ll look into tonight’s events and see if other events are applicable,” Asst. Chief Keen said.
Police couldn’t confirm if they were able to find a weapon in the house. Carpenter surrendered without any guns on him.