Man, 21, charged after police say he broke into an area home while naked

Published 9:27 am Friday, October 14, 2022

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DEWEYVILLE — A 21-year-old is behind bars, charged with numerous crimes after police said a homeowner awoke this week to fund him naked and illegally in his house.

County Sheriff Robert Burby said Tyler Davis French is in custody in the Newton County Jail, charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation and two counts of evading arrest with a combined bond of $104,000.

French is listed with a Deweyville address.

At 5:34 a.m. Wednesday in the 190 Block of CR 4161 in Newtown County, a homeowner contacted the dispatch center, staying he woke up and found an unidentified naked man inside his house.

The caller described the intruder to be a white male who appeared young, possibly in his early twenties.

The homeowner further advised that the unidentified man tried to steal his cat.

The homeowner reported he fired a shot at the man that grazed his right forearm.

The man fled from the home toward the old high school in Deweyville.

A deputy arrived and observed a male who was unclothed running toward CR 4156.

The deputy gave chase and took the man into custody. The male, identified as French, was taken by EMS to the hospital in Beaumont for treatment and was released.