Former trooper charged with breaking into home, holding people at gunpoint


Posted on October 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 13 at 12:08 AM

HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) -- A former Indiana State Trooper has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was arrested for holding a Harrison County family at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

The Indiana State Police confirm that incident happened in Harrison County. They say, 28-year-old Raymond Hunt, resigned Oct. 5 from the department after he was being investigated for violating department policy.

According to Brenda Shaw, she heard gunshots outside her home around 1 a.m. She then opened the door thinking a neighbor was outside and Hunt pushed his way into the home waving a loaded gun at Shaw. Brenda Shaw says she was home with her husband and two granddaughters.

Brenda Shaw says when she saw Hunt with a gun her mind started to race.

"You know is he going to shoot you? Is he going to turn around and go on a rampage," Brenda Shaw said.

Garry Shaw says Hunt appeared disoriented.

"He kept saying I've been here before. Where am I? I don't know where I am at. He didn't know how he got here, but his car was in our backyard."

According to Indiana State Police, Hunt had worked for them since 2007. He was based out of the Indianapolis area. The Shaw family says they had never met Hunt. Hunt's listed address is in Plainfield, Ind.

Brenda Shaw says she is thankful her family is alive, but is angry at Hunt for violating the oath he took.

"If it was because of alcohol and drugs I want to smack him. I want to literally smack him for putting my family..grandbabies in danger," Brenda Shaw said. 

Hunt is now charged with impersonating a police officer, criminal confinement with a Weapon, OWI, pointing a Loaded Firearm, criminal recklessness with a firearm and criminal mischief.