Robin B. Holland
Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) – Taking drastic measures to defend his mailbox, an Aurora man is behind bars accused of pointing a gun at a mother and her child.
According to a court affidavit, the mother was driving on Lower Dillsboro Road last Thursday, July 13 when one of her two children in the car became ill. The mother pulled over to the side of the road to care for the child.
As the mother was out of the car, a man came out of the weeds armed with a shotgun, allegedly pointing it at the family.
“(The victim) also said that she observed the male load rounds into the shotgun. (She) left the scene and called the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department,” the affidavit read.
Deputies and Indiana State Police troopers responded to 8147 Lower Dillsboro Road and made contact with Robin B. Holland, who stated he was the person with the shotgun.
“We asked Holland to step out of the house to speak to us about the incident at which point Holland said he did not want to talk to us anymore and attempted to shut the door. As Holland attempted to shut the door, Deputy Clapp put his foot in the door to prevent him from shutting it. At that point we attempted to pull Holland out of the house and he resisted us by pulling away. We removed Holland from the residence and placed him into handcuffs,” according to the affidavit.
Police would then find a loaded shotgun and .38 caliber handgun next to Holland’s front door.
Holland then told police that he had been having problems with his mailboxes being vandalized and he went out to the road armed with a shotgun when the mother had stopped.
Holland, 51, was taken to the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center on charges of Intimidation with a Deadly Weapon, Pointing a Firearm, and Resisting Law Enforcement. His bond was been set at $20,000 surety and $5,000 cash.