WARSAW — A Warsaw man was arrested after breaking the door to a female’s apartment and entering the residence without her permission.
Robert James Gaskins Jr., 40, 522 N. Lake St., Warsaw, is being charged with residential entry, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, an officer with the Warsaw Police Department responded to a 911 hang-up call on Nov. 11, 2017. When the officer arrived he found the door to the apartment was broken. There were wooden objects lying in front of the door as well as substantial damage to the locking system of the door.
The officer entered the apartment and found a female lying on the couch. The female advised that she had broken up with her boyfriend, Gaskins Jr., in September of 2017 and had to have him evicted from her apartment.
According to the affidavit, on the evening of Nov. 10, 2017, the female had friends over at her residence. While they were there, Gaskins Jr. came to the residence and began beating on the door and yelling. The female told him to go away, and he left.
Her friends left, and in the early morning hours of Nov. 11, 2017, Gaskins Jr. came back to her residence and began beating on the door. Gaskins Jr. then broke the door and entered the residence without the female’s permission or consent and began yelling at her.
The female advised that she was in the process of calling 911 when Gaskins Jr. broke the door and entered the residence. She ended the call when he entered the residence and was standing in front of her.
Gaskins Jr. was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on April 7, with a $5,250 surety and cash bond.