Carmi Man Facing Burglary Charges After Intruding Home

Carmi Man Facing Burglary Charges After Intruding Home

Pictured: Jesse G. Stephens (Photo: Carmi Police)

CARMI – A Carmi man is facing charges following an incident in Carmi Monday night.

According to Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter, 38-year-old Jesse G. Stephens was charged with burglary, criminal trespass to a residence and theft after intruding a resident’s home.

Police responded to 207 3rd Street at 8:45 p.m., where the caller reported a white man wearing jeans with a blanket draped over himself was inside his home eating his food and left out the back door when confronted. Officers arrived in the area and began checking the area around the home.

The homeowner believed the man may have entered his screened in building behind the home. Officers went to the location and upon entering the building, saw Stephens who appeared to be passed out. Officers were able to handcuff and arrest him without further incident.

Stephens was found to be in possession of cannabis and cannabis paraphernalia. Police transported Stephens to the county jail where he was taken into custody by correctional officers.

Carmi Police were assisted by the White County Sheriff’s Department.