Man runs into High Springs house with car, police say

Published: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 12:55 p.m.

A High Springs man who police say drove his car into a neighbor’s house Sunday evening said that he did so because he was being shot at, according to a report.

Officers went to 22737 SE Railroad Ave. at 6:51 p.m. on a report of someone shooting inside a house. They spoke with neighbor Marvin Epps - who had damage to his house, mailbox and yard - and who said that Dexter Delano Burnett Jr. was involved in an altercation next door, the High Springs Police report said.

Epps said that Burnett had sped away from the house in a red Mustang and that he had hit Epps’ house and mailbox.

Police spoke with Burnett, who said he was being shot at adding, “Damn right I ran into that man’s house so I wouldn’t get shot in the face.’’

Police found damage to Burnett’s Mustang that matched the damage to Epps’ property. Burnett, 26, of 23522 NW 179th Place, was arrested on a charge of hit and run.

At the Alachua County jail, staff found a bullet in his pocket. He was then charged with possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon.

He was being held at the jail on Monday on $75,000 bond.

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