Just after 12:00 PM on September 22, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department was notified about a possible burglary that happened at a home in Summerfield.
When deputies spoke with the man who resides at the home, he said that his neighbor came over and asked him if he would allow him to borrow some of his clothes when he was on his way out the door.
The man told the authorities he said no to his neighbor’s request before he departed from the property.
Upon returning home, the man told the police that believed his house appeared as if it was burglarized while he was away, and the deputies allegedly saw damage to the door, in addition to a broken window when they checked the dwelling. $50.00 in clothing was also reported as missing from the man’s wardrobe.
The alleged victim disclosed that his neighbor reportedly rushed up and told him that he “f***ed up” and was angry, which led the man to believe it was he who broke into his family home.
The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Robert Otis Hoskins, allegedly entered the scene wearing only underpants, and reportedly threw a Bible at a deputy’s face while uttering words of condemnation to the law enforcement officer.
The deputy used a taser on Hoskins, and the man was placed in handcuffs.
When another deputy at the scene reportedly attempted to read Hoskins his Miranda rights, he said he noticed the man had released his bowels all over himself.
After he was reportedly read his rights, Hoskins allegedly claimed he broke into the home because the Lord instructed him to free the young daughter of the couple who live there.
Deputies went to Hoskins’ home and reported that there was no sign of the clothing that the alleged victim said was missing.
Hoskins, whose wife reportedly disclosed that he has a substance addiction, was booked into the county jail on a $13,000 bond.
He is facing charges for suspicion of felony burglary, felony damage to property in an amount exceeding $200, misdemeanor larceny, resisting arrest, and battery on a law enforcement officer.
If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.