Shots fired inside Clay County home at intruder

CLAY COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – A Clay County resident fired shots at a person trying to enter their home.

On Monday afternoon, just before 12:30 p.m., the Clay County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a resident that reported they had just fired shots at someone that was in the process of violating a protective order.

The caller said they fired shots at 42-year-old Jeffery Frakes as he was trying to enter their home on State Road 59.

Earlier in the day, the same 911 caller reported Frakes entered their home and broke items inside.

According to the caller, Frakes had just been released from the Clay County Jail on December 14th, where he was serving a sentence for domestic violence against the 911 caller.

The resident of the home said Frakes entered the home and threatened to kill them. That is when the 911 caller began firing shots at Frakes with a handgun.

While investigating, deputies learned Frakes was driving his mother’s vehicle when he left the scene of the shooting.

Police found Franks at his mother’s home in Hymera, Ind. with two gun shot wounds.

Franks was taken to the Sullivan County hospital.

A Probable Cause Affidavit was signed, which charged Frakes with Invasion of Privacy, a violation of the protective order. 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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