A Tennessee man was arrested Monday on suspicion that he broke into a former roommate's home in Mount Pleasant, according to an incident report.
John Michael Aday, 43, of Knoxville, faces charges of first-degree burglary in connection with the Sunday break-in and criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature in an earlier incident involving the same woman, the report stated.
Mount Pleasant police responded around 10 p.m. Sunday to a house on South Smokerise Way after the 42-year-old woman who lives there said someone was trying to get into the home, according to the document.
When officers arrived they saw a shoe print on the front door as if someone had been trying to kick it in. They found a broken window and torn screen on the side of the house, the report stated.
Inside, two trash cans near a window and some other things were strewn about, but the officers saw no intruders.
The resident was hiding in the attic, they reported.
Police said they found a GMC sport utility vehicle parked along S.C. Highway 41 near the woman's Planters Pointe community. Its engine was still warm and it belonged to Aday, they reported.
The SUV was towed.
Officers didn't catch up with Aday until the next day, when he was arrested outside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel on Woodland Avenue, about 8 miles from the home. He was jailed Monday, and he remained behind bars Tuesday morning. A bail amount had not been set.
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