Terrifying home invasion of prominent Henry County family shocks investigators

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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story said Straughn was located in southwest Henry County. It should have said southeast Henry County. We regret the error.

HENRY COUNTY, Ind. — A home invasion straight out of a movie unfolded in the southeast part of Henry County, and investigators are aggressively searching for answers.

The crime happened before 3 a.m. Monday morning. A man came through the front door of a home on US 40 between the Henry County line and the small town of Straughn.

“[He] was as confronted by the homeowner. Subject was armed. [He] bound the homeowner and his wife," Henry County Sheriff's Detective Sgt. Mark Reece said, “I've been in law enforcement here for 24 years, and I have never seen anything like this."

The suspect tied up the husband and wife with zip tie hand cuffs and duct tape. The victims told deputies the man was very efficient and never nervous. He then forced them to open a safe where he took guns and cash but not all of it. He then left west bound on US 40.

Deputies are not releasing the victims' names and will only say they are a prominent Henry County family.

“I would be very shocked if this was the first time he’s ever done it," Sgt. Reece said, while adding that most homeowners in his county are armed, and willing to shoot if necessary.

The homeowners don't believe they have met this man. He was wearing a mask, but say he is a white man, possibly in his 40s.

The sheriff's department urges anyone who has seen anything suspicious to contact their office.

They also are asking anyone going door-to-door for sales or fund raising to hold off for a few weeks, as homeowners may be less than cordial with the area on high alert.

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