Nacogdoches man enters strangers' home, climbs in bed with residents

Nacogdoches man enters strangers' home, climbs in bed with residents
Joe Howard Jr. (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man has been arrested on multiple charges in connection with allegations that he entered a stranger's home early Saturday morning and got into bed with the homeowners.

He also allegedly fought with the NCSO deputy who responded to the 911 call.

Joe Junior Howard Jr., 38, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County jail on two third-degree felony possession of a controlled substance between 1 and 4 grams charges, a Class A misdemeanor criminal trespass of a habitation charge, and a Class A misdemeanor resisting arrest charge. Collectively, his bail amount has been set at $105,000.

According to a press release, an NCSO deputy was dispatched out to a home on County Road 805 around 1:45 a.m. to check out a report of a man entering a home, going to the master bedroom, and getting into bed with the homeowners.

"The homeowners immediately called 911 and also asked the suspect what he was doing inside their residence," the press release stated. "He stated that he lived there."

When the NCSO deputy arrived at the scene, the deputy found Howard sitting on the couch in the living room, the press release stated.

After the deputy told Howard to come outside, Howard allegedly became hostile and started fighting with the deputy. However, the NCSO deputy was able to subdue Howard and arrested him.

At the jail, deputies found more than 3 grams of methamphetamine and more than 2 grams of Ecstasy pills on Howard's person, the press release stated.

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