Man accused of break-in was looking sleeping place


An Owensboro man was arrested Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into an Elizabethtown home.

David Lee Crowell, 47, is being charged with second-degree burglary after reportedly kicking in the window of the back door to gain entry, the citation from Elizabethtown police said.

A burglar entered the home around 4 a.m., according to the citation The homeowner told police a man was standing at her bedroom doorway and she told him to get out of the house.

After being told to leave, Crowell allegedly went to a downstairs bedroom in the home intending to go to sleep.

Nothing was reported as taken from the residence, according to the citation. He reportedly told police he did not know anyone was home and was looking for somewhere to sleep for the night.

Crowell reportedly made entry into the home by kicking in the window of the back door, the citation said.

Second-degree burglary is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted.

Crowell is lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond. He is scheduled to appear Sept. 25 in Hardin District Court.

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