A Paris man was arrested on burglary charges Wednesday morning after allegedly trying to break into a vehicle on Gate 3 Road in Paris.
David South, 20, of Greenfield was arrested for felony burglary by Henry County Sheriff’s Deputy Hayley French.
According to a report by French, she was dispatched with Deputy Frankie Scott just before 6:30 a.m. to Gate 3 Road after a woman called in and said a shirtless white male was getting into her vehicle in her driveway.
The woman told French she was putting some bags in the car, and when she went into her home to get more bags, she saw the man standing next to the car. She said the door to her car was open.
She asked what he was doing, and he asked how to get to Paris and if he could use a phone.
The woman pointed him in the direction to Paris and asked him to leave, at which point he asked her for a cigarette.
She went inside to call 911 and tried to lock her vehicle from inside the house, but did not hear a beep.
She said nothing appeared to have been taken out of the vehicle.
French said Scott questioned South, and South said he did ask the woman for a cigarette and to use her phone, but was never in her yard. He said he stayed in the road the whole time.
South said he was lost. He said he came from East Wood Street to try and get to his girlfriend’s aunt’s home, but didn’t know how to get there.
South was arrested and taken to the jail without incident.
He is scheduled to appear today in Henry County General Sessions Court. His bond was set at $5,000.
In an unrelated incident, a man reported several items stolen Tuesday from a Porter Switch Road home.
According to a report from Sheriff’s Cpl. David Andrews, the owner said some people were staying at his home for four months.
The owner said when he told them they had to move out, some of his property went missing.
He said they entered a storage building to take some of the items.
Andrews said he contacted a local pawn shop and located one of the stolen items, a chain hoist.
He said one of the former tenants pawned the item and that warrants have been issued for him.
Items reported stolen include a large chain hoist, valued at $1,500; three tents, $1,265; a Dewalt miter saw, $480; a battery charger, $100; and a queen size air mattress, $65.