- Michael Cooper Staff Writer
A warrant has been issued for a Springfield man accused of breaking into a home and later jumped out of a second floor window to elude police.
Ja’uan M. Dearmond, 25, of 124 W. Clark St., is facing charges of burglary and theft, according to a police report.
A woman called police to a home in the 1700 block of South Fountain Avenue on a report of a man she knows attempting to break in on Sunday morning. The woman told the police the man entered through the back window. Officers allegedly saw Dearmond in an upstairs window and a few moments later saw him running on South Fountain, the report said.
The woman heard noises outside her window at about 3 a.m. and called police, the report said. The man told the woman he was going to stay the night at her house, but she told him he needed to leave.
After the incident, the woman was unable to locate her cell phone and told police she left it on the bed. Earlier in the day, the man allegedly texted the woman saying that he was not going to ever leave her alone and that if he could not be with, then nobody could, the report said.
The man left multiple items at the home, including a backpack, a lunchbox with a pay stub in it, a jacket and his cell phone, the report said.
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