'Attic intruder' wanted in Arkansas

December 30, 2008 9:21:14 AM PST
An Arkansas man accused of spending several days in the attic of a Pennsylvania family's home, eating their food and stealing other items, is also wanted for offenses in his home state. Police said Monday that 21-year-old Stanley Carter, of Trumann, is wanted on alleged hot check violations and for nonpayment of fines, which are misdemeanor offenses. Trumann police Detective Jerry Foster says he does not expect to extradite Carter to Arkansas.

Carter was arrested Friday near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. He surrendered after a police dog indicated he was in the attic of the home. Officials say Carter had been staying with people living in an attached home that shared attic space with the family he allegedly burglarized. He apparently moved into the attic after his hosts asked him to leave.

Plains Township, Pa., police Sgt. Ron Dombroski says Carter set up a makeshift toilet in the attic and that officer found food among the items there.

Dombroski said Carter cut a hole in the roof so he could see the home's residents come and go. He said Carter, who admitted to the offenses, logged the items he took in a diary under the heading, "Stanley's Christmas List."


Information from: The Jonesboro Sun, http://www.jonesborosun.com

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