Man arrested after breaking in, falling asleep on couch

Published 10:53 am Monday, August 19, 2019

SALISBURY — A man broke into a home Thursday and fell asleep on a couch, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

Jordan Saunders Prusia, 27, whose address is listed as the streets of Salisbury, was charged with felony breaking and entering; felony larceny after breaking and entering; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The homeowner found Prusia asleep on his couch about 10 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Shuping Mill Road in Salisbury.

The homeowner said he does not know Prusia or why he was in his home.

When deputies woke Prusia, he said he could not remember how he got in the house but remembers falling asleep on the couch. Prusia told deputies he had been high for multiple days and could not remember where he had previously been or with whom.

Deputies say he had slurred speech.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Prusia entered the home through an open door in the garage. He went into a bedroom and changed from wet shorts into dry ones he found in the house. He also grabbed a blanket. 

Deputies found a used needle and an unused needle in his wet shorts.

Prusia also had two outstanding orders for his arrest.

The homeowner did not want his shorts returned, the arrest report said.

Prusia is being held at the Rowan County Detention Center on a bond of $55,000.