A Ravenswood woman allegedly kicked in a neighbor’s trailer door while searching for her boyfriend, resulting in a felony burglary charge.
Elizabeth Katelyn Shahan, 20, 33 Wilding Circle, Ravenswood, was charged with a felony count of burglary. Jackson County Magistrate Jacqueline Casto set bond at $30,000.
Around 6:29 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, the Jackson County 911 Center received a call from a woman who said Shahan was pounding on the door of her trailer at 5 Wilding Circle in Ravenswood. The occupant of the trailer had locked herself in the back bedroom.
While Deputy B.A. DeWees was en route to the location, he was informed by 911 dispatchers that Shahan had successfully kicked in the door and the occupant of the trailer was hiding in the bedroom.
DeWees arrived at around 6:36 a.m. and spoke with a group of individuals standing outside of the trailer. One man identified himself as the manager of the trailer park. He told DeWees he heard a noise outside and looked out in time to see Shahan attempting to kick the trailer door down.
DeWees spoke with Shahan, who stated that she was looking for her boyfriend, who had been missing all night. She said she saw her boyfriend’s truck at the residence.
Shahan allegedly told DeWees that she was beating on the door but did not mean to break it down. DeWees placed Shahan in the back seat of his cruiser while he completed the investigation.
DeWees then spoke with the occupant of the trailer who had called 911. She stated that she and her son had picked up Shahan’s boyfriend the night before because “he was drunk and trying to get away from Shahan,” according to the complaint. The woman stated they were all asleep when Shahan began banging on the door demanding the keys to her boyfriend’s truck.
The woman stated that Shahan did not stop banging on the door until she had kicked it in. She said at one point her son opened the door and told Shahan to leave but Shahan allegedly resumed kicking the door when he closed it.
DeWees photographed the door, noting it was off its hinges and had muddy boot prints on the bottom of the door. He also photographed Shahan’s boots.