A Finksburg man was charged with burglary after allegedly kicking in a door and entering a residence following an argument.
Zauhn Anthony Lewis, 28, of the 1500 block of Deer Park Road, was charged with third-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, trespassing and malicious destruction of property. He was released on $7,500 bail, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of probable cause, officers of the Westminster Police Department responded to a residence in Westminster Saturday morning and made contact with Lewis outside the residence. He said he had lived there previously, but has been staying elsewhere and has no property or mail there.
Police observed a shoe mark on the open door. The frame of the door was broken and the molding and latch were also damaged, according to the statement.
The officer spoke to a woman who said she has seen Lewis outside earlier in the day and become concerned. The two argued before he kicked in the door and ran in the house looking for another resident, she told police, according to the statement.
A witness saw the woman go outside to speak to Lewis. The two were yelling when Lewis kicked the door several times and entered the residence, the witness told police, according to the statement. Police observed Lewis’ shoe to be similar to the mark on the door, according to the statement.
When reached Monday, Lewis said that he did not come to the interaction with malicious intent.
“That was not the case at all,” he said.
He said that he became emotional, and the emotions came out in a way he didn’t mean for them to.
“I deeply apologize for my actions,” he said.
He had hoped there would be a peaceful outcome to situation.