Man accused of breaking into woman’s apartment, stealing bologna, crackers

JACKSON, Tenn. — A man is facing assault and burglary charges after police say he broke into a woman’s apartment while she was taking a bath, assaulted her and then stole bologna and crackers from her kitchen before leaving. Cassell Mitchell is charged with aggravated domestic assault, aggravated burglary and theft under $500. A woman called police to her Lambuth Boulevard apartment around 7:30 p.m. Sunday for a reported burglary, according to an affidavit. She told officers she heard someone open her front door while she was taking a bath. She then saw her friend Cassell Mitchell in her living room, the document states. Mitchell picked up a stool and threw it at her, hitting her in the back, and then threw a hammer at her but missed, according to the affidavit. She then ran back into the bathroom and shut the door, and Mitchell tried to get into the room, the document states. The woman told police Mitchell then went into the kitchen and stole a package of thick-cut bologna, a loaf of bread and a package of Ritz crackers. Police found Mitchell in possession of half a pack of bologna and half a pack of crackers at the corner of Hatton and North Fairgrounds streets, according to the affidavit. Mitchell is being held in lieu of a $10,000 bond.

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