KEYSER- Ron and Mary Baker went to bed in their Keyser home on Wednesday, Sept. 5, hoping to get a good night's sleep, but that is not what they got. Instead they were awakened by a noise, and an intruder in their home.
By Barbara High
Tribune Staff Writer
KEYSER- Ron and Mary Baker went to bed in their Keyser home on Wednesday, Sept. 5, hoping to get a good night’s sleep, but that is not what they got. Instead they were awakened by a noise, and an intruder in their home.
At 4:30 a.m., Mary Baker said she woke up after hearing a strange noise in her house, and as she sat there listening, she heard another. At that time she awoke her husband Ron and told him she heard something and they needed to check downstairs.
As they went to the first floor of their home, Ron, assuming something had fallen in the kitchen, headed there. Mary went to the living room, and it was there she came upon a strange man standing in her living room. Face to face with the intruder, Mary said her first response was to ask, “What are you doing in my house?”
Mary was joined by her husband in the living room, where they soon saw there was glass and blood on their floor.
The man in her home began to apologize to Baker for breaking her window, and said he was running from two guys. The man came closer to speak with the Bakers and Ron told him he needed to stay put right there while his wife called the police.
That is exactly what the intruder did.
As Mary called the police, the man stood in the same spot with his hand wrapped up in the bottom of his shirt. His hand was apparently bleeding from breaking the window beside their door. He had gained entrance into the home by reaching into the broken window and unlocking the door.
Keyser City Police responded quickly, because they were in the vicinity of the home. Mary said it seemed like they were there within a few minutes. Upon their arrival, Ron Baker said he was unable to open the door for the police and the intruder reached over and unlocked the deadbolt so the police could get in. He said he had locked the door behind him after gaining entrance into the home.
The officers then arrested Kyle Creamer, 21, from St. Albans, West Virginia, and charged him with burglary of a dwelling.
The Bakers told the police that the intruder had told them that he was being chased. Officers asked the couple if there was anyone else in their home, and Ron responded that they didn’t know.
Officers searched the home and checked around the outside of the scene and said nobody was found near the scene.
Creamer was transported to Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.
Later the Bakers had heard that some neighbors said someone was ringing their door bell at around the same time as the incident.
Mary said it really shook her up, and she was glad she had a good heart.