Man in boxers accused of breaking into homes, assaulting elderly man

Man in boxers accused of breaking into homes, assaulted elderly man

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man wearing boxers and reportedly under the influence of drugs was arrested after breaking into homes and vehicles along a street in Wilmington Tuesday morning.

A spokeswoman for the Wilmington Police Department said residents on Henry Street made several 911 calls around 7 a.m., alerting police of the suspect.

Officers arrived and found Antwan Lendell Holmes, 37, of Wilmington, on Clay Street, fitting the description of the suspect.

Police also learned that Holmes allegedly broke into one home and assaulted a 91-year-old man who sustained minor injuries.

Holmes was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for treatment and arrested after he was released.

He’s charged with simple assault, breaking and entering, two counts attempted breaking and entering, and two counts of breaking or entering a vehicle.

Holmes was given a $20,000 bond.

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