A Pecks Mill resident was arrested Aug. 30 on charges he broke into a Logan County home only to spill food and chocolate milk in the kitchen and steal several string cheese sticks.
Deputy Nick Tucker, with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, reports he was dispatched by Logan County 911 to the Pecks Mill area on an active breaking and entering complaint. While en route to Pecks Mill, Tucker was informed by the Logan County Emergency Operations Center (LCEOC) the alleged burglar appeared to be intoxicated and had knocked the victim’s television off of its stand. Tucker was later informed the alleged burglar had left the residence and was wearing a gray tank top and camouflage pants.
Upon his arrival on the scene, Tucker reports he found Roger Lee Walls Jr., 26, of Pecks Mill, lying on the ground near the victim’s front steps. Walls was also wearing clothes that matched the discription given by the LCEOC. While questioning Walls, Tucker reports he stated he made entry into the home because he was looking for a friend. However, Walls was unable to provide Tucker with the name of the friend he was looking for or the names of anyone who lived in the home.
The criminal complaint filed by Tucker explains, “After entering the residence, I observed a gallon of opened chocolate milk along with a baby bottle full of chocolate milk sitting on the kitchen table. The refrigerator door was still open…several food items were smeared on the kitchen floor refrigerator door and throughout the kitchen along with chocolate milk spilled from the refrigerator to the kitchen table. There was also what appeared to be dipping sauce and guacamole splattered all over the victim’s…baby stroller.”
The victims were reportedly able to identify Walls as the person they had seen banging around their home. The victims also stated Walls entered their bathroom before finally leaving. Tucker further reports it is believed Walls attempted to enter the room where the victim’s child was sleeping.
After placing Walls under arrest, Tucker reportedly found Walls to be carrying three individually wrapped Weight Watchers Jalapeno String Cheese sticks in his pocket. The victim’s refrigerator contained a package of the same string cheese sticks.
While checking Walls’ criminal history, Tucker was able to find Walls had previously been convicted for conspiracy to commit shoplifting, petit larceny and grand larceny.
Walls is charged with a felony count of night burglary. If he is found guilty, Walls could be forced to spend between one and 15 years in a state correctional facility. Bond was set to $50,000.
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Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]