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Police call burglary an act of retaliation after suspect's release from jail

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Shane Andrew Smith, 22 (Source: LMDC) Shane Andrew Smith, 22 (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man who recently got out of jail entered a home by force and struck several people before taking off with cash, according to police.

On December 14, Shane Andrew Smith, 22, came to the victim's house uninvited "in retaliation for an incident that occurred last summer," police said.

According to an arrest warrant, Smith kicked in the back door of the home which such force that the door came off the hinges. He then approached the victim's minor son and began hitting and kicking him.

Police said during the fight, the minor's hoodie, which contained $60, came off him. When the victim attempted to intervene, Smith hit her in the face. Another minor in the home at the time tried to step in and was also struck by the suspect, according to police.

The arrest warrant stated Smith left the house with the hoodie containing $60.

Officers on the scene discovered the suspect had been incarcerated after an incident that involved the victim's son and nephew and was recently released.

Smith was arrested January 10 at New Cut Road and the Outer Loop in south Louisville on the warrant. He is charged with first degree burglary.

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