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Man Arrested for Bloomington Home Invasion

Andrew Carie (photo courtesy Bloomington Police Department)

The Bloomington Police Department arrested a man early Wednesday morning for assaulting a woman in a home invasion.

Officers were called around 3:00 a.m. to a home in the 1200 block of West 7th Street on a report of an intruder inside the home.  The female victim, 30, told police she was awakened by a man lying on top of her with his hand over her mouth.  She pushed him off, screamed and the man left the home.

The woman also ran from the home and was found outside by officers who had arrived on the scene.  She was put in a police car for her safety as officer searched the area for the suspect.

Officers found Andrew Carie, 42, in the bushes behind the woman's home and detained him.  Carie told officers he had seen the man for whom police were looking and that he had attempted to chase him down.

As officers continued to search the home, they found an open bathroom window where it appeared that some potted plants had been removed from the window sill and placed outside.  Mud prints were found on the floor just below the window and inside the woman's bedroom.  Carie previously told police his jacket, which contained his identification, was on the side of the house.  The jacket was found on the same side of the house as the open bathroom window.

Carie was taken to the Bloomington Police Department for questioning and later transported to the Monroe County Jail.  He faces felony charges of attempted rape, burglary and confinement.  Charges of being a habitual offender have also been filed which could add up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the most serious charges.

Bloomington Police say no connection has been made between this incident and the attempted sexual assault on the B-line trail reported on Monday.  Both cases remain under investigation.

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