Joshua Lankford

A Vigo County man arrested Thursday night after a search of a Fontanet home will return to court Monday to faces felony charges of burglary and auto theft.

Joshua Martin Lankford, 39, was removed from the crawlspace of a relative's house in the 9100 block of North Baldwin Street after he hid from a U.S. Marshal's Task Force attempting to serve an arrest warrant in a January burglary case.

Terre Haute Police Chief Shawn Keen said detectives at the scene were told by Lankford's relative that he was hiding inside the house, and there were multiple firearms inside the residence.

When Lankford did not respond to commands to come out of the house, THPD's special response team was activated to search the residence due to the presence of firearms and the unknown mental status of Lankford.

Keen said Lankford came out of hiding about two hours later. He was booked into the Vigo County Jail about 7:45 p.m.

The arrest warrant was issued Feb. 22 in connection to the Jan. 18 burglary of a garage on North 12th Street during which tools and an all-terrain vehicle were taken.

When Lankford appeared in Vigo Superior Court 3 this morning, Judge Sarah Mullican set his bond at $35,000 cash only.