Man facing burglary charge

Suspect allegedly told three times to stay off property

By Sarah Allen - [email protected]



A Dayton man is facing a charge of burglary after allegedly entering a Leesburg residence he had reportedly been told to stay away from.

An affidavit filed with Hillsboro Municipal Court stated that the alleged victim called the Highland County Sheriff’s Office on Friday concerning “a male subject walking into his home (and) into his living room.”

The affidavit added that the subject, later identified as Donnie Evans Jr., 25, had “been told three times prior to stay off the property.”

The alleged victim reportedly told the sheriff’s office that he and a relative had been watching TV “when they saw a man appear at the top of the stairwell that leads to the garage/basement under the home,” according to the affidavit.

The alleged victim reported escorting Evans out of the residence and then calling 911, the affidavit stated.

Highland County jail records showed that Evans was arrested shortly after midnight on Saturday.

He appeared in municipal court on a charge of fourth-degree felony burglary Monday.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 1, according to court records. Evans’ bond is set at $5,000.

While his case is pending, Evans is to have no contact with the alleged victims. He must observe a curfew. Evans was placed on reporting probation, records added. He is prohibited from driving.

Reach Sarah Allen at 937-393-3456, ext. 1680, or on Twitter @SarahAllenHTG.

Suspect allegedly told three times to stay off property

By Sarah Allen

[email protected]