One Mt. Juliet Police Officer filed a routine case affidavit early this month for an incident which was anything but routine.
Responding to a call in Wilson County, the officer found the distraught female homeowner frantic over what she discovered.
According to the official affidavit, as reported by the local Fox News affiliate, the woman had returned home and found 18-year-old Matthew C. Castro “standing at the top of the stairs.”
When she immediately demanded he leave, instead of fleeing the scene, he ran into her 14-year-old daughter’s bedroom.
When police arrived, they determined that he had been “hiding in the family’s attic and sneaking out at night to be with the [daughter.]” Apparently access to the attic was through the closet in the girl’s bedroom.
According to the police reports, “the officers had to enter into the attic to remove Castro and place him under arrest.”
The girl isn’t entirely blameless in all of this. Mt. Juliet Police note she has a history with them as the “subject of runaway and unruly child investigations.”
Castro was formally charged with aggravated criminal trespass and will have his first day in court this August. One thing Castro has to be thankful for is that he isn’t in the nearby state of Alabama.