From the Indianapolis Star of November 29, 2003
Alleged break-in ends in shooting
An Indianapolis man was wounded and his friend was arrested after the pair tried to enter a Greenfield apartment early Friday morning, authorities said.
Greenfield Police Chief Clarke Mercer said officers are still investigating why Arthur Pogue, 34, and Helen Day, 27, Charlottesville, tried to enter the home of Arthur and Jessica Pitcock, 400 block of Warren Way.
Jessica Pitcock described Pogue as both her estranged and ex-husband, and police were trying to confirm the exact relationship, Mercer said.
Pogue was in serious condition Friday at Methodist Hospital, a hospital spokesman said.
Mercer said the bullet that struck Pogue had lodged next to his spine, and he was at least temporarily partially paralyzed.
Police received a 911 call from Jessica Pitcock about 1:30 a.m. Friday, saying someone was trying to break into their home.
Pitcock told police she raised the window next to the door and asked Pogue and Day to leave.
Police said Pogue and Day tore off the window screen, and Pogue climbed through the window.
Arthur Pitcock, who had been warning Pogue to stay out, then fired one shot from a semiautomatic handgun, police said.
Officers are waiting to learn from Pogue's doctors whether he was shot while he was still in the house or attempting to leave. Mercer said Pogue either fell back through the window or dived through after he was shot.
Day was being held Friday in the Hancock County Jail on preliminary charges of residential entry and criminal mischief. Mercer said he expected similar charges would be filed against Pogue.