Officers from the Knox City Police Department arrested a Knox man on several charges, including Burglary, Saturday night.
Herman Hopkins is suspected of entering the home of Virginia Neace on Ellis Street and battering her son, Kenneth Neace. The Neace family also reported items missing from the home. When Hopkins was taken into custody, police found him in possession of mechanic’s gloves, a walkman tape player and headphones, an electronic car charger, radar detector, needle-nose pliers, a Sears Craftsman lawnmower key, batteries, and loose change. Kenneth Neace was taken to IU Health Starke Hospital for an evaluation of his injuries.
Hopkins is also suspected of breaking into Tony and Nina Radkiewicz’s vehicle and garage and taking a black book full of business cards and loose change. Radkiewicz’s son reported missing a 16 GB flash drive from his vehicle.
Hopkins has been arrested on preliminary charges of Battery, two counts of Residential entry, two counts of Theft, two counts of Burglary, two counts of Unlawful Entry into a Vehicle, and Resisting Law Enforcement.
The Police Department is also investigating several other burglary and theft reports from residents living in the Ellis Street, Roosevelt Road and Delamatyr areas in Knox.