New Details Arise Following Aurora Creek Rescue

Posted On November 17, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Jacob Waldon. Photo by Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.

(Aurora, Ind.) – The investigation is ongoing a week after a man was found shot in a creek in Dearborn County.

Jacob Waldon, 33, of Aurora, was found in South Hogan Creek off of Lower Dillsboro Road last Friday morning, November 10. A Dearborn County Sheriff’s deputy able to bring Walden out of the water to safety, and he was transported to a hospital.

A search warrant filed on November 13 in Dearborn Circuit Court shows police sought to search Waldon’s Sherman Street home following the creek rescue.

The warrant reveals further details about what happened leading up to Waldon’s rescue. Multiple 911 callers reported hearing a gunshot in the area of the creek and a man calling for help.

A deputy located Waldon in the water. He allegedly stated that his leg was broken and bleeding. He asked the deputy for a cigarette.

After being pulled from the creek by officers, Waldon was rendered first aid by EMS personnel. The deputy observed the wound to be consistent with a gunshot – which multiple neighbors reported hearing.

Investigators spoke with a woman with whom Waldon was in a relationship. She told officers Waldon has a drug problem and uses methamphetamine. She revealed that the couple had an argument at the Sherman Street home. Jacob, she said, ran from the home carrying a silver revolver tucked in his trousers. The woman said she was on the phone with Waldon, who allegedly stated he was near a body of water when the phone went silent.

Waldon has been released from the hospital. He is currently held in the Hamilton County Jail.

No charges have been filed in Dearborn County as of Friday, November 17.


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