More information from the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department concerning an arrest reported this week

Greensburg, IN- On April 18, 2021, at approximately 11:50 p.m., the Decatur County
Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call about a protective order violation occurring
in the 3500 block of County Road 60 SW. It was reported that registered sex offender
William Joseph Zapfe was attempting contact with a female who had a protective order
against him and had made entry into the home and was physically attacking the female.
The suspect was still inside the home when Deputies arrived. After ensuring that the
female and children inside the residence were safe and secured, units requested assistance
from the Greensburg Police Department to attempt to take the male into custody. At this
time, Deputies were informed that the suspect intended to commit suicide by police
officer. Once all responding units and supporting units were on scene, verbal commands
were given to the suspect to take him into custody safely. After receiving no response
from the suspect, officers and K9 units from both the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office
and the Greensburg Police Department entered the home. It was determined that the
suspect had fled through a window prior to secondary units arriving.
On April 19, 2021, at approximately 09:50 a.m., The Decatur County Communications
Center received another call regarding the suspect, who had returned to the home of the
protected female. Deputies responded and were able to take the suspect into custody,
without incident. Zapfe is currently being held in the Decatur County Detention Center
on allegations involving the following charges: Residential Entry, Level 6 felony, Invasion of Privacy, class A
misdemeanor, and Domestic Battery, class A misdemeanor.
All parties are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
Agencies responding included the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Decatur County
Communications Center, Greensburg Police Department, Decatur County EMS and TDS
wrecker service.

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