OLIVETTE, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The man who authorities say ran from police and hid in an Overland resident’s basement is facing multiple charges in relation to the incident.
Detective Schneider with the Olivette Police Department said Edgar Coleman, 49, was charged with assault, armed criminal action, first-degree burglary and two counts of resisting arrest on October 19th.
On October 14th, an Overland resident told police he walked downstairs and found a man hiding in his basement.
Saturday night, Overland police were searching for a male suspect. That suspect was able to elude police. Authorities later found his vehicle parked along a roadway in Olivette. Police say the suspect then randomly selected a home and broke in.
Police said the suspect, believed to be Mr. Coleman, broke a basement window and remained in the home overnight until the homeowner found him hiding inside. After being found, the suspect took off running. The homeowner was able to snap a photo of the man as he fled.
Police from three agencies spent hours canvassing nearby neighborhoods, but were unable to locate the suspect. Upon further review of the photo taken by the Overland resident, police were able to confirm the identity of the suspect.
Detectives were able to track down some of Edgar Coleman’s friends. Schneider said they got lucky and happened to find Coleman at one of his friends’ home in Overland. According to reports, Coleman ran from police, but was captured a short time later.
Bail information for Coleman was not immediately available.