A Gassville couple got a rude homecoming on July 7 when they arrived to find a man wearing a wig, black women’s panties and a black bra with pink tassels stumbling through their home, according to a report from the Gassville Police Department.
Eventually, on July 12, police arrested 36-year-old Mountain Home resident Joshua Aaron Long in connection with the incident. Long was charged with residential burglary, theft of property, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct. He was released after posting a $50,000 bond.
When the couple spotted the intruder, the man grabbed a pair of jeans and some work boots before running out the back door of the home. The female homeowner told police the intruder ran into a neighbor’s yard.
She also gave a physical description of the man and told police she got a good look at his face and would be able to identify him.
Police then went to the neighbor’s residence. The woman there told them her two teenage sons were home, but had not left the residence. The woman said her “handyman” was in the bathroom and she didn’t know if he had been outside the home.
The handyman then came to the door and denied being inside the home next door and stated he hadn’t seen anyone else around.
The homeowner gave police permission to search an outbuilding on the property. Inside the building, police found a black bra with pink tassels as described by the female victim of the home intrusion.
When police entered the residence Long allegedly broke into, they found a broken window with a…
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