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Bloomingdale woman finds alleged burglar in her bed

September 5th, 2013 9:43 am by Rain Smith

Bloomingdale woman finds alleged burglar in her bed

Randall Jordan, 40, of 2108 Lawrence Ave., Bristol, Va.

A Sullivan County woman found an unknown man lying in her bed on Wednesday afternoon, with him allegedly telling her to "get out of my house" before pouring himself a drink in the kitchen.

Randall Jordan, 40, of 2108 Lawrence Ave., Bristol, Va., faces multiple charges in the incident. The victim and a neighbor attempted to keep him at the scene until police arrived, but he reportedly drove through the yard to flee. He was soon located by officers, determined to be under the influence and transported to jail.

According to reports at the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred on Newland Avenue in Bloomingdale. At approximately 3 p.m. a female resident came home to find her door open, along with a vehicle with Virginia tags in the driveway. She told police that she went ahead and entered the residence, believing the visitor to be her landlord.

Police say she instead found an unknown man, later identified as Jordan, lying in her bed. After he told her to get out of his house, she fled to a neighbor's to call 911.

When the neighbor went to the victim's home, Jordan was reportedly found "trying to pour a drink" in the kitchen. When asked why he was there he allegedly said he came to visit Chuck.

SCSO Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart says Jordan later told police that he thought he was at the home of a relative.

The victim and neighbor attempted to keep Jordan at the scene until deputies arrived, but he reportedly entered his Chevrolet Aveo and "drove through the grass at a high rate of speed." Responding deputies say they spotted the car on Bloomingdale Road near the intersection of Highway 11W, with an officer turning around to conduct a stop at Hillbilly Vette Shop.

An officer's report says an odor of alcohol was immediately noticed on Jordan. He allegedly refused to perform field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.

Jordan is charged with aggravated burglary, driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and violation of open container law.

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