Man allegedly enters home, steals food

Suspect faces several charges today, including burglary, criminal trespass

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— A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man who was released from jail about four months ago is suspected of breaking into a Hayden home and stealing food.

Joshua A. Carter faces charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespass, criminal mischief and theft for allegedly entering a home in the 400 block of East Lincoln Avenue in Hayden early Sunday morning.

He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. today in Routt County Court. His bond has been set at $20,000.

Hayden police responded to the home of Roland Smith just after 2 a.m. Sunday after Smith and his wife were awakened by the sounds of an intruder. When officers Darin Falk and Ed Corriveau stepped inside, they reportedly found Carter sitting in the living room.

"He was pretty well intoxicated," Falk said.

The two officers took Carter into custody without incident. He was searched and several items of food belonging to Smith were found stashed in his clothing, according to a court file.

Smith didn't want to talk Tuesday evening about the burglary of his home.

Police believe Carter entered Smith's residence by breaking a window in the front door.

Carter's arrest came about four months after he was released from the Routt County Jail after serving a little more than three months of a six-month sentence.

He was sent to jail last June for third-degree assault and violation of a bond condition stemming from a fight with a woman outside a downtown restaurant.

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