Roaring Spring man accused of trespassing
A Roaring Spring man faces felony charges after allegedly attempting to break into his former property, court documents stated.
Roy S. Ebersole, 44, was arraigned Thursday by Magisterial District Judge Andrew L. Blattenberger on five felony counts of criminal trespassing.
According to the criminal complaint, officers were dispatched at 10:24 p.m. July 17 for reports of an unknown man trying to gain access to the victim’s garage.
Upon arriving on scene, police said Ebersole was allegedly standing still in an attempt to hide from police.
After being approached by officers, Ebersole claimed he owned the residence and just made a business deal on the property, court documents stated.
Police said Ebersole was not wearing shoes and walked around in white socks, and they said he also smelled of alcohol.
Ebersole allegedly confessed to attempting to gain access to the garage through the keypad.
The homeowner told police that Ebersole walked around the property, shined a flashlight into the garage and attempted to open the rear door to the house.
When asked why he wanted to gain access to the property, Ebersole allegedly told police he was the former owner and wanted to mow the grass because he was proud of the property.
Ebersole was released on unsecured bail of $30,000.
He is to appear before Blattenberger Aug. 19 for a preliminary hearing.
Mirror Staff Writer Calem Illig is at 814-946-7535.