Man arrested on suspicion of assault, burglary

Police received a call on Monday at about 4:30 a.m. for a possible burglary on Parkway Drive after a Grand Junction resident said her male neighbor was banging on her back door.

During the call with dispatch, the suspect allegedly broke into the woman's home and she locked herself in the bathroom for safety.

When police arrived, they met with a woman on the street who said that her roommate, Charles Farris, 59, attempted to choke her, according to the arrest affidavit.

She reportedly ran away from Farris out to the street and knocked on the door of the reporting party's house.

The caller said she was awakened by her dog barking and someone pounding on her front door, the affidavit states.

She said she locked her front door when she saw the victim running toward her and called 911.

While calling 911, Farris was allegedly banging on the back door yelling for the victim.

The caller said she grabbed her baby and ran to the bathroom as she remained on the phone with dispatch.

She said she heard the sound of glass breaking by the back door and heard a loud thud from her dining area, the affidavit states.

She heard Farris allegedly walk around the house and continue to yell about the alleged victim, but she remained in the bathroom until law enforcement arrived.

Officers observed the windows on the caller's house appeared to have been pushed in and the blinds were ripped out and lying in the grass, the affidavit states. Another window was also broken by her back door.

Farris was charged with second degree assault, criminal mischief and second degree burglary.

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