Greenwood man charged with second-degree burglary
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:54 PM
A Greenwood man was arrested after being implicated in a Tuesday afternoon break-in.
Demarcus Dearing, 24, of 109 Dorchester St., was charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the incident.
The victim called police about 1 p.m. Tuesday and said she was in her bedroom when a man came through a window into her house.
According to a Greenwood police report, the victim said the suspect jumped out of a window when he was spotted. He fled south onto Cambridge Avenue and was seen running west along the road. Officers eventually found the man walking on Cole Street.
The victim said she knew the suspect because he was a distant relative, and even called out his name to officers.
Police then arrested him. Before officers could tell him why he was being arrested, the suspect began providing details about the alleged break-in that had not been divulged. When officers put handcuffs on him he said, "Can we go talk to the lady? Can this just be trespassing?"
Moments later, when officers told him he was being charged with burglary, the suspect responded, "How can it be burglary if I only stuck my head in the window?" Police had not told him anything about point of entry into the residence at that point.
A criminal history showed Dearing has two previous convictions for second-degree burglary.