Newberry man arrested in attempted break-in

Published: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

A Newberry man has been arrested on multiple charges after the residents of a Gainesville home reported hearing a window smash and seeing the man — whom they recognized as a one-eyed acquaintance — fleeing from the property.

William Kyle Carman, 25, was charged with two felonies — public order crimes: criminal attempt to solicit or conspire and habitual driving with a suspended license — and misdemeanor property damage in connection with the attempted break-in and subsequent traffic stop.

Alachua County deputies responded Saturday evening to a residence in the 25000 block of Northwest 46th Avenue after the occupants of the home, a 22-year-old woman and 25-year-old man, were watching TV inside when they heard someone banging on the front door. A few minutes later, the woman heard a window smash and went to investigate, deputies reported.

She reported seeing a man with one eye familiar to both occupants — later identified as Carman — attempting to come through the window. The woman screamed, causing the man to flee to a waiting Toyota 4Runner. The male occupant then chased Carman from the property.

Deputies saw Carman’s SUV a short time later and stopped him, taking him into custody without incident. Carman was booked into the Alachua County jail, where he remained Monday in lieu of $6,000 bond.

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