Man Charged With Burglary After Breaking Into Ex's Home

Police say Rashaun Montice Chappell broke into his former residence and threatened to kill his child's mother's new boyfriend.

Rashaun Montice Chappell, 31, of Richfield, was recently charged with felony first-degree burglary after police say he broke into his ex's home.

According to the criminal complaint,  Richfield police responded to a residence on the 6200 block of Pleasant Avenue on Feb. 8. When officers arrived they learned the suspect, Chappell, was in the kitchen with a handgun.

Police met with the victim, who said Chappell was the father of her child, but no longer lives with her.

According to the complaint, the victim said she was in bed with her current boyfriend when they heard a pounding outside of the house. She said Chappell then forced a bedroom window open and entered the home. At that time, her boyfriend and her grandmother took her child into another room. The victim said she and Chappell pushed each other. Now in the kitchen, the victim said Chappell had a small black handgun and said he was going to kill her boyfriend.

Officers also spoke with the grandmother who said she heard pounding outside of the house, a crashing sound and then heard Chappell in the residence. Officers did recover the handgun in the kitchen.

Chappell's bail was set at $100,000. If convicted, the maximum penalty for felony first degree burglary is up to 20 years in jail and/or a $35,000 fine.

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