NEWPORT — A Newport man is being charged after an overnight crime spree ended with him being chased by police through Craftsbury this morning.
Tyrone Perry, 22, is charged with burglary, unlawful trespass, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property, violation of conditions of release, and resisting arrest.
At around 7:00 a.m. police were notified by Lisa Cook, 58, of Craftsbury, that her residence was broken into during the night.
Cook told police she located the man in her home and chased him out after hitting him with a baseball bat.
Police responded to the scene and began an extensive search of the area.
According to investigators, during the night Perry had stolen a vehicle from 881 Patenaude Street in Newport. He subsequently crashed the vehicle at the intersection of Vermont Route 14 and Wild Branch Road.
Police say Perry then broke into Cook’s residence and slept in the basement.
After being chased from Cook’s residence, police say Perry went to 3997 Vermont Route 14, where he entered the residence and spoke with the homeowner, Monica Klinke.
Klinke told Perry to leave and he then entered the garage area of her residence and into an upstairs apartment.
Perry then fled from police back into a wooded area.
He was eventually located on Hatchbrook Road where he continued to flee from police and was ultimately taken into custody.
Perry is due in court today to answer to charges.