CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — Detectives say a burglary suspect tried to escape through the ceiling of an interview room on Monday in what they say was a failed attempt.
29-year-old Terence Meehan was arrested Monday after deputies say a Port Charlotte homeowner reported Meehan pacing on their lanai a day after stealing cash from a child’s bedroom from their home on Abrade Avenue.
Neighbors told deputies they spotted him hours later near Goldcoast Avenue. The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office used a helicopter to search for the suspect. Investigators say Meehan was found hiding between a garage and an RV in the neighborhood.
Meehan was arrested and was taken in for questioning.
Detectives say they heard a ‘commotion’ and went into the room to find the man hanging from the ceiling trying to escape custody.
Terrence Meehan faces the following charges:
- Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling Unarmed
- Possession of Burglary Tools
- Grand Theft Property Between $100 and $300 from Dwelling
- Resisting Officer Without Violence