BREAKING: Hours after his court appearance Thursday, 18-year-old Matthew Casto was found back in the attic space of a 14-year-old girl’s bedroom, and had to be tasered while taken into custody.
Mt. Juliet Police officers were alerted by a vigilant neighbor, who spotted Casto walking towards the home today. After an extensive search of the home, he was found hiding in an attic. An electronic control device was deployed to take him into custody due to his resisting arrest. Pending charges include a violation of an order of protection, trespassing, and unlawfully entering a home.
Police were dispatched to an intruder call on Karen Drive on June 2nd when the 14-year-old’s mother came home to see a male subject standing at the top of the stairs inside her residence. The man, identified as 18-year-old Matthew Christopher Casto, immediately ‘bolted’ to the daughter’s bedroom and disappeared, despite screams from the mother for him to leave the residence.
Police arrived to find that Matthew Casto had been residing in the attic space and coming down at night through a door in the underage girl’s closet, once she had secured her bedroom door. Casto refused to exit the attic space despite police commands, so they entered the confined space and removed him by force.
Mt. Juliet Police say they had warned Castro to stay away from, and have no contact with, the 14-year-old previously when the child was the subject of an unruly child/runaway investigation. Casto was taken into custody and booked into the Wilson County Jail on the charge of aggravated criminal trespass. He posted a $2,000 bond via Smiley Bail Bonds (with special conditions) and has a court hearing scheduled this week.
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