Police: Man arrested after breaking into home in Winston-Salem

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Devon Maurice Ruth, 18, of Winston-Salem.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said a man was arrested after he broke into a home and was caught hiding in a crawl space Sunday morning in Winston-Salem.

Devon Maurice Ruth, 18, of Winston-Salem, was charged after police said a neighbor saw him lurking in the victim’s home in the 3000 block of Spauding Drive around 9:56 a.m.

Police said they found a broken window in the back of the home when they arrived. The suspect was reportedly found in a crawl space underneath the house.

Officials said the 67-year-old male victim was contacted and said nobody was supposed to be at his home.

The relationship between the victim and the suspect remains uncertain. The suspect’s listed address is on Wales Street, about two miles away from the victim’s home.

Ruth was charged with felony breaking and entering and injury to real property. Police said he received a $12,000 secured bond.