Ind. prosecutor: Charges unlikely in intruder’s killing

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HARDINSBURG, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana prosecutor says no charges are expected against a homeowner who fatally shot a knife-wielding intruder.

Orange County Prosecutor Kelly Minton tells The Times-Mail she’s reviewed state law pertaining to the use of deadly force to protect life or property and says no charges are likely in Tuesday’s killing of 23-year-old Jacob Grimes during a home invasion.

State Police say the Paoli man entered a rural home near Hardinsburg, about 35 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky, shared by two brothers and their 86-year-old mother.

Detective Craig Starr says 61-year-old Terah Frost fatally shot Grimes after finding his 59-year-old brother, Barry Frost, fighting downstairs with Grimes, who was wearing a mask and was armed with a knife.

Police say Grimes had no known connection to the Frost family. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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