Intruder tells Clark County deputies homeowner’s dog told him to break in

A man told deputies a homeowner’s dog told him to break into a house this afternoon while the resident was working in the barn out back.

When the homeowner went inside his house in the 100 block of South Smith Boulevard near New Carlisle, he could smell cigarette smoke, saw cigarette butts and a man standing at the top of the stairs, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.

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The homeowner tried to close the door to the upstairs but was forcefully pushed to the floor by the suspect, later identified by the sheriff’s office as 37-year-old Christopher Roy Hill of New Carlisle.



When the homeowner said he was calling the sheriff’s office, the intruder sat on the couch downstairs and said he would wait for them, the homeowner’s son said.

Hill was a stranger to the resident, and was taken into custody without incident.

He told deputies “the dog told me to come here” and had let him inside.

Hill was booked into the Clark County Jail on suspicion of aggravated burglary and assault.

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