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Texarkana Police: Man arrested who was in woman's bedroom with knife

Texarkana Police: Man arrested who was in woman's bedroom with knife

June 24th, 2019 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

A man was arrested Saturday night after he was found inside a woman's bedroom in a home on West 29th Street.

Jeremy Griffin was arrested on charges of burglary of a habitation and evading arrest, according to Texarkana, Texas, Police. Griffin also had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on a previous misdemeanor charge. He is being held in the Bi-State jail, where a judge set his total bond at $21,500 on Monday morning, according to TTPD.

Jeremy Griffin

Jeremy Griffin

Officers Ben Thomes and Daniel Linn were dispatched to the house in the 400 block of W. 29th late Saturday and were told that the woman who lives in the house had heard strange noises coming from her bedroom and was now holding a man she found there at gunpoint.

By the time officers got there, Griffin had managed to run out of the house and into the back yard. However, he was taken into custody after one of the officers deployed his JPX pepper gun as Griffin was trying to get over the eight-foot privacy fence that went around the yard.

Griffin also had one of the victim's kitchen knives under the bed where he was hiding.

Police learned the residents of the home knew Griffin and had let him live there some time back to get his life back on track. They kicked him out over alleged drug use then and he had apparently tried several times to get into the house since then.

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