'What the man did is really affecting my family' A local family speaks out after a man invades their home

In February a man named Jason Cunningham broke into a local Terre Haute home and stole several items. He spoke to the five-year-old son who was at home during the invasion. News 10 spoke with the family today regarding his most recent hearing. Cunningham left a mark on the family after this incident.

Posted: Mar 14, 2019 6:52 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI)- A local family spoke out after police say a man invaded their home and interacted with their five-year-old son.

News 10 sat down with that family after finding out that man could go through a drug treatment program.

That man is Jason Cunningham and he faces charges of burglary, residential entry, and theft.

Cunningham appeared in court Thursday after requesting an evaluation for potential drug treatment.

As of right now, no treatment facility has been selected but Cunningham may have that option at the next hearing.

Jim Coleman was home at the time of the invasion and he hasn't stopped thinking about it.

Coleman says a drug treatment program might be the help Cunningham needs.

"Do the prison time, get the rehabilitation, come out and be a productive citizen instead of a burden on society and somebody that causes kids to be scared to sleep in their own house," said Coleman.

While on the other hand, Hobie Roberts feels a treatment program will not make a difference.

"I don't think a drug treatment will do him any good. I've known people to go through it and they come right back doing the same thing," said Roberts.

Both Coleman and Roberts plan on attending every court appearance to let Cunningham know he left a mark on the family.

Cunningham will appear in court April 4th with more information on potential drug treatment. 

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