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Deputies: Denver man arrested after he tried to break into neighbor's house

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Jacob Todd Gladden (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Jacob Todd Gladden (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
DENVER, NC (WBTV) -

A Denver man has been charged with attempting to break into his neighbor's residence early Saturday morning, deputies in Lincoln County say.

The Lincoln County Communications Center received a call from a woman who said she heard someone at her garage door and then heard glass break. 

As deputies approached the scene, the woman said the intruder was now inside her residence. She also said she had a large dog in the home.

As the deputy was moving from his vehicle to the residence to check the windows and front door he heard a noise nearby. 

When he shined his flashlight toward a split rail fence he noticed a man standing at that location.

The man was ordered to lie face down on the ground and he shouted an obscenity at the deputy. 

A second deputy arrived and assisted with taking the man in custody. 

The told deputies that he was out walking at 5:30 a.m. and decided to cut across the neighbor's back yard in order to get home quicker. 

He said that while he was in the back yard a dog attacked him and he threw a rock at it. 

He told officers he did hear glass break from the thrown rock. 

Deputies located a broken window and discovered several shoe prints on the garage door.

Jacob Todd Gladden, 38, of Denver, was charged with one felony count of attempted first degree burglary, according to the news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

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