Convicted felon arrested for entering occupied Holly Heights apartment
BY JENNIFER CABRERA
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Octavian Naquan Arnold, 30, was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling and resisting arrest after a Holly Heights resident reportedly heard a noise downstairs and saw Arnold in his dining room area.
An Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a call at about 11:50 p.m. about a burglar in a Holly Heights apartment; the victim said he was home with his wife and three children when he heard a noise, walked downstairs, and saw a man in his dining room area. The man ran out the rear sliding glass door; the victim ran after the man but was unable to catch him.
While deputies were at the scene, a 911 call was received from someone who saw a man near an abandoned apartment on the next street. Arnold reportedly ran to his apartment, about a block away, barricaded the door, and hid in the attic. He was apprehended in the attic at about 1:30 a.m.
Arnold has been charged with unarmed burglary of an occupied residence and resisting arrest without violence. He is also facing a sworn complaint for felony battery. Arnold has two violent felony convictions, an out-of-state criminal history, and three active out-of-state warrants. Judge Meshon Rawls set bail at $50,000.
Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Give him the addresses to defense attorneys and the DA. Then see how fast they lock him up for good.
JeffK, I’ll see that bet and raise you a couple commissioners’ addresses.
I bet they’ll turn the lights off.
if I woke up to this felon in my dining room, there would have been a different ending.
Aww…. yes indeed….the usual suspects and miscreants at our favorite section 8 complex. A place you don’t want to find yourself in after dark.