A 13-year-old student comes home after school to discover a man destroying his parents’ house.
Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that the teen noticed the front door had been kicked in at his rural residence west of Salina, located in the 2400 block of Cottonwood on Tuesday afternoon, and fled the area to call 911.
Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Lt. Dave Weed, who lives nearby, heard the dispatch and responded to the scene. Moments later Saline County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived to find Lt. Weed keeping a male suspect on the ground at gunpoint.
Authorities arrested 24-year-old Apollo Jolly of Salina on charges of aggravated burglary, criminal damage to property and theft.
Deputies described the damage to the home’s interior as “a disaster zone.”
Sheriff Kochanowski says there was extensive damage to the walls, and dresser drawers and contents had been thrown throughout the house.
Part of a fence and gate in the yard were also wrecked in the rampage that is estimated to exceed $3,000 in damages.
Saline County Jail records indicate that Jolly had bonded out of custody on Monday evening after being booked that morning on a probation violation.