Knife-wielding man breaks into Burlington apartment, chases teen through parking lot

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Wilfredo Gomez Castillo

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police say a Burlington man faces first-degree burglary charges for allegedly breaking into an apartment and then chasing a 13-year-old, who lived in the unit, through the parking lot.

On Tuesday, officers responded to reports that a man armed with a knife was chasing a teen through the parking lot of an apartment complex, located at 400 S. Williamson St., just after 11:30 p.m.

Officers found Wilfredo Gomez Castillo, 37, behind an apartment building and took him into custody.

The teen was not injured during the incident and Castillo was charged with first-degree burglary.

Authorities said they believe Castillo broke into the apartment,  looking for a man he got into a fight with earlier that night.

That man, Jihad Santrell Rogers, of 400 S. Williamson St., showed up at Alamance Regional Medical Center with lacerations to his arm at the same time the teen was being chased through the parking lot.

Castillo was placed in the Alamance County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or Alamance County CrimeStoppers at (336) 229-7100.