Arrested on assorted charges
A Union Point man was awakened around 5 a.m. Monday by his girlfriend telling him there was a strange man standing in the hallway of their house. The intruder told the resident he “was looking for his wife and did not mean any harm,” records show.
Although the resident escorted the intruder out of his house without incident, responding authorities discovered more to the episode.
Greene County Sheriff’s Sgt. Thomas Reeves was en route to the residence on the 1400 block of North Rhodes Street in Union Point in response to the call regarding the intruder. As he drove through the neighborhood, Reeves saw fresh skid marks in the roadway along with fresh tire tracks along the shoulder of the road. He also passed damaged handrails at the Union Point Housing Authority and parts of a white vehicle, according to the incident report.
“It should be noted that deputies were just dispatched to the area in reference to an accident but were unable to locate a vehicle,” Reeves wrote in his report.
Still en route to the residence, Reeves came upon a white pickup truck parked in the roadway. The front end of the truck was damaged and a man, identified as Jose Cordova, was standing at the driver’s side door. Cordova reportedly told Reeves he had wrecked his truck because he was driving too fast. Noting the driver did not appear injured and had no complaints, the officer asked Cordova where he was traveling so fast.
Cordova reportedly replied that he was going to find his wife.
A check with the Georgia Crime Information Center revealed Cordova’s driver’s license was suspended. So, Cordova was arrested on charges of driving while license suspended, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain lane. He was placed in Deputy Pavielle Inglett’s patrol car to be taken to the detention center while Reeves resumed the route to his original destination.
Once there, Reeves talked with the resident who told him the aforementioned account of being awaked to an intruder. It was determined Cordova was the intruder, so he was also charged with criminal trespass.
Jose Cardova, 41, of the 900 block of Madison Highway, Eatonton, was reportedly taken into custody at 5:44 a.m. on Sept. 28.
The resident reported that some of his belongings had been tampered with, but nothing appeared to be missing. It was noted on the report that there were no signs of forced entry to the residence. There was no further mention of Cardova’s wife in the report.