A woman watched the front door to her home getting kicked in on video as security cameras helped identify the man who attempted the burglary.
Charged with the crime is John Richard King, 26, of Rock Island. He appeared for arraignment in front of General Sessions Judge Bill Locke on the charge of attempted aggravated burglary.
His charge comes after the owner of the home received a video recording when surveillance cameras were activated on her property on Shoals Road.
“In multiple video clips, a male can be observed approaching the front door of the mobile home and at that time begin to kick the front door,” said sheriff’s investigator Aaron Roberts, noting there were more cameras inside that captured the rest of the break-in. “In the video clips from inside the home, it came be seen the front door is forced inward.”
However, despite kicking in the door and damaging it beyond repair, Roberts said the suspect was not able to gain entry and gave up.
“He can be seen walking away in the direction of the roadway where he is picked up by someone in a motor vehicle,” Roberts said, noting the property in question had several “no trespassing” signs posted.
Roberts said during the course of the investigation, King was developed as a suspect. His probation officer then paid a surprise visit on him and found clothing matching that worn by the burglar captured on video. He was arrested for the crime based on the video tape footage.