NORTH CAROLINA – Man charged with breaking into foreclosed Wake Forest home he bought
WRAL.com: Man charged with breaking into foreclosed Wake Forest home he bought
Wake Forest, N.C. — A Raleigh man said he plans to sue the Wake Forest Police Department after officers arrested him last month and charged him with trying to break into a house he had just purchased. Xavier Earquhart received the deed to 928 Coral Bell Drive on May 16 after buying the home at a foreclosure auction and immediately went to the home and started drilling out the lock on the front door to get inside.
“You see someone trying to break into the house, and one of our neighbors called police,” neighbor E.J. Stern said. When officers arrived, an irritated Earquhart ordered them to leave his property and refused to hand over his identification or his copy of the deed to prove his ownership of the house. “Mr. Earquhart said he was the owner of the property, but when we checked on the register of deeds (website), it did not indicate that he was the rightful owner,” said Bill Crabtree, Wake Forest police spokesman. “At that point, with Mr. Earquhart’s continued refusal to cooperate, they had no choice but to arrest him.” Read more: