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DCSO: Owensboro man arrested for Thursday morning burglary

July 16, 2020 | 8:26 am

Updated July 16, 2020 | 9:24 am

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Early Thursday morning, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to W. 5th Street Road and KY 1554 in reference to a male subject running down the roadway completely nude and hitting passing vehicles with his hands.

According to a report, while deputies were in route Central Dispatch advised they had just received a call for a burglary in progress in the 1900 block of KY 1554 at approximately 1:24 a.m.

Deputies arrived at the residence and observed John N. Stefanopoulos, 41, standing in the residence, according to the report. Deputies observed that Stefanopoulos was completely nude and had a substantial amount of blood and mud on his body.

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The report states Stefanopoulos started walking toward DCSO deputies and refused to get on the ground after multiple commands to do so. He then started running towards deputies while yelling profanities.

According to the report, a DCSO deputy then deployed his department-issued taser due to Stefanopoulos running towards him in an aggressive manner. Stefanopoulos immediately fell to the ground and was placed in handcuffs after briefly resisting arrest.

Stefanopoulos then jumped up from the ground and attempted to run toward a deputy again, according to DCSO.

Through investigation, deputies observed the following: the front door to the residence had been forced open causing damage, there were holes punched in the drywall, blood smeared on several walls and windows of the residence, and several broken pieces of glass laying on the floor.

Stefanopoulos was read his Miranda rights. Stefanopoulos kept repeating that he had used mushrooms with Jesus and that they were playing a virtual reality video game together, according to the report.

Stefanopoulos was arrested and lodged in the Daviess County Detention Center and charged with indecent exposure first degree, burglary second degree, criminal mischief first degree, resisting arrest, public intoxication (excludes alcohol), and menacing.

July 16, 2020 | 8:26 am

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