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Man accused of entering homes, checking car doors in Cape released from jail

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 11:17 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 5:15 PM CST
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - A man accused of walking into several homes and checking out car doors in Cape Girardeau is no longer in police custody, according to Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Joey Hann.

30-year-old Marwan Darnell of Cape Girardeau was charged with Trespassing 1st degree through the Cape Girardeau County Prosecutors office.

Hann said the suspect was released because his alleged offenses were misdemeanors. He will be issued a summons to appear in court, Hann said.

Hann said officers arrested the suspect Monday night after witnesses said it appeared he was trying to break into homes and steal items from cars in the Broadway/West End Blvd. area.

Hann said officers aggressively patrolled the area and found the suspect standing outside of a home near a rear window.

“The suspect appeared to be using his cellular phone as a light to look into the dark room,” said Hann.

When officers attempted to take the man into custody, he ran away.

Hann said officers were able to track him down approximately two blocks from the scene and took him into custody.

The suspect’s name is not being released pending formal charges.

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