DANVILLE, Ind. — A wanted man deemed dangerous by Danville police is in custody after briefly being on the run and leading to police issuing a warning to the public.
Jacob Donald Ausherman is in police custody after a standoff on Martin Drive late Wednesday morning led to a brief manhunt.
The Danville Police Department said officers were called to the home near Martin Drive and W. Main Street on Wednesday morning after a woman said she was battered by Ausherman.
Police said the battery resulted in “significant injury” to the victim and led to police surrounding the home where Ausherman was believed to be held up inside.
The victim told police she had fled the home with her small child after the assault. A brief standoff occurred with officers forcing their way into the home only to discover that Ausherman wasn’t inside.
Police believe Ausherman fled the home prior to police arriving on scene, or as police were first arriving.
Police ended up issuing a public alert and warning citizens to be on the lookout for Ausherman, who was considered on the run and dangerous.
About an hour after police discovered Ausherman wasn’t inside the home, officers ended up locating the wanted man hiding inside a barn in a nearby neighborhood.
He was taken into custody without incident.