Kokomo man arrested after allegedly holding woman against her will inside trailer

KOKOMO, Ind. - A 55-year-old Kokomo man was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly holding a woman against her will inside of a trailer.

Just before 6:30 a.m., authorities responded to the Tall Timber Mobile Home Park located in the 3100 block of N. Washington St. on the report of a female being held against her will. According to police, the woman contacted someone about her situation and that person called police.

"Officers responded and did a little bit of investigating to try to pinpoint where this location was and the name of the suspect was given," said Capt. Tonda Cockrell, from the Kokomo Police Department.

At around 8 a.m., a Kokomo officer located suspect Daniel Blackburn inside the bedroom of a vacant trailer. Police said Blackburn barricaded himself inside the bedroom.

The victim, a 55-year-old woman, told officers at the scene she had been held against her will at that location by Blackburn. According to police reports, the woman also told police she tried to escape Thursday but was dragged back inside the home by the suspect.

She was treated for minor injuries and released medically.

Blackburn was taken into custody without incident. He was arrested on warrants and additional charges of criminal confinement with bodily injury and criminal trespass.

FOX59 talked to Blackburn from inside the Howard County Jail. The suspect said he doesn't know why he is behind bars.

"That's insane," Blackburn said. "It's all over Facebook. We’re engaged."

Blackburn denied doing anything to prevent the woman from leaving.

"Yesterday was the first little argument in like four days," Blackburn said. "There’s no truth to any of it and every body in trailer park knows it."

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact the KPD Hotline at 765-456-7017. You may qualify for a cash reward by reporting your anonymous tip to Central Indiana Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.