Woodbine teen-ager who is found asleep on woman's bed is charged with burglary

April 02, 1999|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Howard County police charged a Woodbine resident with burglary yesterday, saying he wandered into a neighbor's house and fell asleep on her bed.

Officials received a call at 7: 08 a.m. Wednesday from a 45-year-old woman in the 15700 block of Bushy Park Road in Woodbine. She reported that she awoke to find a stranger sleeping next to her.

Police suspect the man walked into the house through an unlocked door between 2: 30 a.m. and 7 a.m., said Sgt. Morris Carroll, a county police spokesman.

Upon their arrival, officers stirred the man from his slumber.

"It looks like he was trying to get to a friend's house," Carroll said. "We think he was intoxicated."

Police charged Jonathan D. Hughes, 18, with fourth-degree burglary. Hughes has no prior record, police said.

His mother said yesterday that he is an outstanding member of the community who made a mistake. "He's a good kid," Marilyn Hughes said. "He was just lost."

Pub Date: 4/02/99

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