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ASHFORD — An Ashford-area man was arrested and faces multiple charges after police say he broke into his neighbor’s home.

Carl Edward Perdue, 46, was charged with burglary, destruction of property, stalking and indecent exposure in relation to an incident that occurred on March 21.

According to a criminal complaint prepared by Sgt. Kevin McCarty with the Boone County Sheriff’s Office, McCarty was dispatched to the victim’s home. The victim told the officer that when she arrived home from work, the accused was sitting in her living room chair waiting for her.

The victim stated that the defendant was “naked from the waist down,” according to the report.

The complaint states that after the victim yelled at the accused for several minutes, the accused left the residence and walked to his home located “across the road.”

The victim stated that when she left for work that morning, the accused was standing on her back porch watching her through a window.

The criminal complaint states that Sgt. McCarty observed the bedroom door and framing lying in the hallway and a bedroom window glass broken. Additionally, the victim pointed out blood on her chair that she said belonged to the accused.

The victim asked officers to speak with the accused, according to the report, and they did so and advised him to stay away from her property.

On March 22, Chief Deputy Mark Abbott responded to a complaint of the accused “screaming and threatening” the victim in close proximity of her property, according to the complaint.

Abbott then placed the accused under arrest.

As of press time, Perdue was held at Southwestern Regional Jail on a $75,000 surety/cash bond.

Reporter Phil Perry can be reached at pperry or at 304-307-2401.

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