Jackson County prosecutors have charged a 28-year-old man with breaking into several homes in Brookside earlier this week.
Zebadiah C. Wilson of Kansas City faces burglary, attempted burglary and trespassing charges. Wilson was arrested while hiding in a shed attached to one of the houses.
It was the second time this week that prosecutors have charged a burglar who targeted homes in Brookside. On Wednesday, police arrested a 34-year-old man they found hiding in a closet.
According to court records, a resident the 200 block of West 62nd Street arrived home on Wednesday and noticed pillows from his couch were on the floor and his dog appeared to be upset. As the homeowner tended to his dog, a man without a shirt ran out of the kitchen, pointed a firearm at him and told the homeowner to get on the floor. The intruder threatened to kill the homeowner, court records stated.
The homeowner raised his hands and slowly backed away. The man with the gun said another intruder was in the house. The homeowner lunged at the intruder and the two struggled over control of the weapon. The homeowner wrestled the weapon away from the intruder and threw it on the floor. He then grabbed the burglar by the throat and slammed him against the wall and then onto the floor, according to court records.
The intruder broke free and raced out of the house.
Officers were called to two other break-ins nearby. At one residence, officers found a handgun with blood on it in the basement. They were soon called to a second burglary where the homeowner said someone was hiding inside of a shed attached to the house, prosecutors alleged.
Officers arrested the intruder, according to court records.