Accused trespasser was "holding down the fort" until owner arrived | Crime
Just like Goldilocks in the children’s story, police say a Jonesboro man made himself at home in a woman’s house while she was away.
Anthony Reeves, 36, is charged with criminal trespass after police say he broke into a home in the 300-block of North Bridge Street.
The owner told police when she arrived home early Sunday morning she noticed the heat was on and someone was snoring in the living room. When she went to inspect, she found Reeves on the floor sound asleep, according to the initial police report.
According to Officer Blake Easley, who was dispatched to the scene, Reeves was “snoring loudly, smelled of intoxicants and was difficult to wake up.”
When Reeves finally awoke, he told Easley he was just “holding the fort down until the owner of the house came home.” He also reportedly said he wanted to “make sure no one came in to steal her things.”
Reeves told the officer he turned the heat on because the house was cold, then he made some ramen noodles. Because he didn’t want to make a mess, he washed the dishes and placed them in the dish drainer when he was finished.
Reeves then went into the living room and fell asleep while waiting on the homeowner to arrive, according to the report.
The woman told police she didn’t know Reeves at all and, to her knowledge, had never met him.
During the investigation it was learned Reeves was wanted on 8 warrants out of Jackson County. He was arrested and taken to the Craighead County Detention Center.