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Deputies: Man tried to break into Denver neighbor’s home


Jacob Gladden




Staff Writer



A woman called 911 early Saturday morning after deputies said a neighbor tried to break into her eastern Lincoln County home.

Jacob Todd Gladden, 38, of 7355 Executive Circle, is accused of trying to break into the nearby Denver residence around 5:30 a.m., according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The man told deputies he had cut across the woman’s property as a shortcut on his way home from walking around the neighborhood.

The woman called the Communications Center after hearing glass break and noise near her garage door, where officers later located several shoe prints, an agency release said.

A deputy arrived on scene a short time later, and the victim, who noted she had a large dog with her, told officers the person was inside the home.

As the officer approached the residence, he heard a noise and shined his flashlight around the area, spotting the suspect standing near a fence on the property, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The deputy immediately ordered Gladden to lie on the ground, during which time the suspect “shouted an obscenity” at the officer, the release said.

A second deputy arrived at the scene for back-up.

Gladden told officers the home’s broken glass stemmed from a rock he threw at the victim’s dog, which he said tried to attack him while walking through the yard.

He is currently being held under a $50,000 secured bond for one felony count of attempted first-degree burglary.

In addition to DWI and resisting an officer, Gladden has a conviction in the county for assault inflicting serious injury, according to the state’s Department of Correction website.





Image courtesy of KaAnSuli | Lincoln Times-News

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