If you burglarize a house, don’t celebrate by standing around in the backyard drinking beer

A Clarksville man has been charged with burglary after the victim found him in the backyard drinking beer.

According to a press release issued by Clarksville Police spokesman Officer Jim Knoll, on Oct. 19, around 10:15 a.m., the victim returned to his home on Dalewood Drive and discovered someone had entered the residence. He also discovered several items had been taken.


He found Kylan Brock, a man he knew but had not authorized to enter his home, standing in the backyard with a beer in one hand and another beer in his back pocket, the release said. The victim told police that when he contronted Brock about his presence, Brock said he had been inside the home and took the beer from the refrigerator.


The police were called, but Brock fled on foot, the release said.


Officer Steve Holman located Brock walking in the area of 107 Bluegrass Road. Property taken from the Dalewood Drive home was found in his possession, the release said, and additionally, Brock also left his ID at the home.


According to the release, Brock was also a suspect in a December 2011 burglary at New Providence United Methodist Church, 1317 Fort Campbell Blvd. In that incident, Knoll said money was stolen and several windows were broken throughout the church.


While processing that crime scene, investigators found a discarded rubber glove in an office near a floor safe. The glove was collected and sent for DNA analysis, which matched it to Brock, Knoll said.


According the the release, Detective Ramon Carroll interviewed Brock, who admitted to entering the church and donning a pair of rubber gloves to avoid leaving fingerprints. While in the church, he said he cut his hand on a broken window and discarded the glove, the release said.


Brock, 27, who gave a Riley Road address, was booked into Montgomery County Jail and charged with burglary and aggravated burglary. His bond was set at $35,000. Knoll said Brock had a previous criminal history involving aggravated burglary.

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