BUCKHANNON – Police arrested a man on burglary charges Tuesday for allegedly kicking in the door of his ex-girlfriend’s house and forcing her to kiss him.
Rodney H. Campbell, 46, of Rock Cave, traveled to his ex-girlfriend’s residence in southern Upshur County on Saturday, Oct. 6, according to the criminal complaint in the Upshur County Magistrate Clerk’s office.
Investigating officer Cpl. Theron Caynor with the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department wrote that when Campbell arrived at her home that day, he tried to enter, but the door was locked. His ex-girlfriend informed him she wasn’t going to let him in and that she’d secured a domestic violence protection order against him, the complaint states.
In response, Campbell allegedly proceeded to kick the door in and chase the victim around her home before she retreated into her bedroom to find her cellphone.
Campbell then allegedly grabbed her once, and she got free and ran into the living room. However, he grabbed her a second time – this time, by the hair – and pulled her down onto the couch and kissed her, Caynor’s complaint states.
“They struggled, and a candle glass was broken,” according to the report.
The victim subsequently called the police, and Campbell fled from the home. When Caynor arrived, he saw a broken door frame and shattered glass.
Campbell was arrested Tuesday and arraigned from the Tygart Valley Regional Jail via video consent. Magistrate Mike Coffman set bail at $50,000, according to the file.
The penalty for a conviction of daytime burglary ranges from one to 10 years in prison.