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A Chesapeake Beach man was arrested Thursday on charges including burglary after he allegedly broke in to a house when two teenagers were home.
Dwayne L. Sudduth, 33, was charged with first-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary/permit tool use, third-degree burglary and malicious destruction of property worth more than $500.
Originally held without bond, he is being held at the Calvert County Detention Center on $350,000 bond.
At 9:45 a.m. Aug. 9, a 16-year-old girl called the police to report a suspicious person knocking on the front door of her Christiana Parran Road home, according to a Maryland State Police Prince Frederick Barrack press release.
The girl told the dispatcher that the man had driven a motorized bicycle to the home, that she was home with her sister and that they did not know the man knocking on the door, troopers said.
Tfc. R. Lewis responded to the home, and the girl stayed on the phone with the dispatcher. The girl told the dispatcher the man was trying to force his way into the house, and the dispatchers told her to go to a bedroom, lock the door and hide from the man, according to the press release.
More troopers and Calvert County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the house and went inside. The suspect was found hiding in a closet inside the home smoking a cigarette, troopers said. The man told troopers he was being chased, according to charging documents.
Troopers said Sudduth is currently on parole and members of the Calvert Investigative Team are assisting with the investigation, the press release states, to determine if Sudduth may have committed other burglaries in the area. Anyone with additional information about this or any other crime should call MSP at 410-535-1400.