The Calhoun Police Department arrested Lamont Eric Weatherby, 39, of Calhoun and charged him with burglary in the first degree (forced entry), obstruction of an officer and public indecency after he was found naked in a nearby camper-trailer.
Police were alerted to the alleged burglary when the victim, who was not identified, came home to find her house plundered. That was not all she found.
“He came from the direction of her bedroom, looked at her, put his finger up to his lips, made a ‘shhh’ noise and ran out the front door,” arresting officer Jason Stargell said in his incident report.
Stargell arrived on the scene and noticed that jewelry and miscellaneous items were wrapped up in a washcloth. There were also items thrown across the floor and drawers were pulled out. Authorities also found wet clothing that did not belong to the victim.
An eye witness who was installing cable at a nearby residence told authorities he noticed a white male running naked from an apartment. He said the naked man continued running to the end of the apartments and eventually into the woods. Assisting officers helped search the area while officers Stargell and Densmore noticed the front door of an empty camper-trailer was open.
The officers entered the abandoned camper where they found Weatherby in the far back room and immediately ordered him to put his hands up and turn around. Weatherby complied without resistance, reports said, and the officers apprehended the naked Weatherby.
Weatherby told authorities he was doing “speedballs”— a drug combination — early that day with someone and was “going crazy.” He also told them there was a rope in the woods where he was planning to hang himself until some kids saw him and he ran off.
Densmore called for an EMS unit and Weatherby said he did not want medical attention and would kill himself if the officers took off his handcuffs.
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