LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Little Rock police arrested a man who now faces multiple charges after reportedly entering a home in the Edgehill area of Little Rock and driving a stolen vehicle.
According to a Little Rock Police Dept. report, Kiente Dodson entered a home on Edgehill Rd. at about 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, by going through an open garage door. Dodson, 38, reportedly ran from the house when a woman inside told him to leave.
"She had taken the trash out, had come inside to get her purse and leave and someone had walked in behind her," said Thomas Blackmon talking about his wife. "She had done what anyone else would have done which is walk inside, you don't lock the door behind you, you grab your keys and you leave and someone followed her in and she told them to leave and fortunately they did."
After police arrived, they noticed a vehicle matching the one he left in at a nearby house. The truck was reportedly stolen at gunpoint in North Little Rock; the truck was locked with a gun sitting in the front seat. Shortly after, another truck pulled up with a man inside matching the description of the man who entered the home.
Police searched Dodson and found a key in his pocket that opened the door of the stolen truck. Sgt. Cassandra Davis said police arrested Dodson and charged him with two counts of Theft by Receiving, two counts of Theft of Property, and one count of a felon in possession of a handgun.
"When you find out someone's come in your house like that you run the emotions from scared at first and then the anger kicks in," added Blackmon. "It's a violating feeling and this one ended with a happy ending but it makes you think 'what if?'"