URBANA — A Champaign teen has been charged with residential burglary for allegedly breaking into a home in his own neighborhood Wednesday night.
Jabari Cloyd, 18, who listed an address in the 1400 block of Summit Ridge Road, is accused of entering a home in the 1800 block of Joanne Lane.
Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said the woman living in the house called police about 8:30 p.m. after she found a man who had broken in her garage and was trying to get inside her house. He was apparently using tools he found in the garage to try to force the door open. Police found a screw driver sticking out of the door jamb next to the deadbolt of the door leading into the house.
The would-be intruder ran when the resident confronted him. Police found Cloyd a short time later and the woman identified him as the person who was in her garage.
In his path of flight police found a hammer that the resident also identified as hers.
If convicted of residential burglary, Cloyd faces a mandatory prison term of four to 15 years in prison.
He was told to be back in court March 13. He's being held in lieu of $5,000 bond.