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MAN CAUGHT BY DOGGIE DOOR
Man charged with burglary after trying to enter home through doggie door

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Date published: 8/26/2009

BY KEITH EPPS

A 47-year-old man went to jail Monday evening on charges he tried to crawl through a doggie door to get back into a home he'd been asked to leave, police said.

Roy Lee Haddick of Fredericksburg was charged with burglary and assault and battery.

Spotsylvania Sheriff's 1st Sgt. Liz Scott said the incident started about 7:30 p.m. on Mansfield Street, where Haddick was at the home of an acquaintance.

At some point, Scott said, the intoxicated suspect entered the room of the acquaintance's 17-year-old son. The son was entertaining friends.

Haddick was asking for cigarettes and being "annoying," Scott said. The teen became upset and told Haddick to leave.

The suspect responded by putting the teen in a headlock and punching him in the face several times. The boy suffered swollen eyes, but did not require medical attention.

The suspect left after the assault, Scott said, but returned about 10 minutes later and started banging on the door.

After getting no answer, he started to crawl through the doggie door. He got only his head and shoulder in before the teen confronted him and again told him to leave.

The suspect was gone by the time Deputy Brian Hammond arrived. But Hammond found him drinking with a friend at another nearby home and took him into custody.

Haddick was placed in the Rappahannock Regional Jail under no bond.

Keith Epps: 540/374-5404
Email: kepps@freelancestar.com