Greenwood man charged with burglary
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 10:20 AM
A Greenwood man was arrested after police found him outside a Greenwood Mill Village Home in the dead of night during the weekend.
Pedro Morgan Cortez, 41, of 207 New Market St., was charged with burglary first in connection with the incident.
The victim called police when she heard someone trying to gain entry into her home along Lowell Avenue about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
According to a Greenwood police report, officers responded and found the suspect leaning against a vehicle in a side yard at the home. Officers noted he was extremely intoxicated and swaying on his feet. When police asked the man why he was at the residence, he said he lived there up until about two weeks ago and was returning to pick up some belongings, adding he now lived in Laurens.
The suspect said he tried to open the front door and also looked into a rear bathroom window. Officers went to the back of the home and found a screen lying next to the residence as if someone had ripped it out to try to enter the house.
The victim told officers she heard a sound at the back of the home, went to investigate it and found the suspect trying to gain entry into the house through a back window. She said he also tried to enter through a front door.
The woman said the car she usually drives was left at another location, and said she thought the suspect was under the impression no one was not home at the time.