NEWPORT — A 40-year-old Newport man was arrested in Grand Isle early this morning after police say he broke into a camper’s vehicle, as well as entered the tent she was sleeping in.
Richard Myers is facing numerous charges after the bizarre incident, including felony unlawful trespass, unlawful mischief, aggravated disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, and resisting arrest.
At around 12:15 a.m. police were notified of a 911 call from a camper at Grand Isle State Park who advised that she could hear a person trying to break into her vehicle parked outside the tent that she was sleeping in with her three children.
Troopers were notified while in en-route that the perpetrator had entered the camper’s tent but fled after the victim defended herself and her children, by hitting him with an iPad multiple times.
Police were then notified of a second 911 call from another camper who advised that they were chasing a man off of their campsite after he appeared out of the woods screaming and cursing.
Troopers located the male, identified as Myers, by the main entrance to Grand Isle State Park.
Police say Myers momentarily resisted arrest but was subdued by Troopers and taken into custody.