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Goldsboro man charged with breaking into Jackson St. home


Rashan Devon Underwood

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A Goldsboro man was charged with breaking into a South Jackson Street home, breaking a window and trying to gain access to children who were inside.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Rashan Devon Underwood, 39, of the 600 block of Park Avenue, Apartment C, Goldsboro, with misdemeanor breaking and entering, misdemeanor resisting or obstructing an officer, and misdemeanor vandalism.

Police reported that about 8 a.m. Wednesday, a woman who lives in the 900 block of South Jackson Street called 911 after a man broke a bathroom window where her children were playing with toys on the floor.

Underwood had been hovering near the window and asked the mother to let him in so he could talk to her children, according to a police report. The woman took her children to a bedroom and called 911. She then moved to her dining room to await police officers.

The woman told authorities that Underwood tried to enter her house through a locked back door. He left the area before police officers arrived. They found blood on the back window and back door, where he cut himself breaking the window.

Underwood was found a short time later in Chestnut Hill Cemetery at South Fulton and Johnson streets. Officers noted that he was bleeding, and he resisted officers who arrested him, a report said.

While in a patrol car, Underwood asked to drive and told the officers they were under arrest, not him, a report said.

A witness told police that he saw a man in front of the home about the time of the incident. Police said there is no connection between Underwood and the family who lived at the house. The owner said she did not know or recognize Underwood.

Underwood remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.



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