PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested an Arcadia man for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home in Port Charlotte, then scratching and throwing paint on her new car in the garage. Leroy Campbell IV, 26, was arrested.
CCSO received the call Thursday around 9 p.m. to 20021 Isobar Avenue for a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival deputies observed the garage door open and a new 2012 Honda inside with numerous deep gouge marks on the front fenders, bumper and hood, along with white paint dripping down the side of the car. Damage was estimated at $1,500. Deputies notices movement under the car and ordered Campbell to come out.
The girlfriend told deputies when she came home after work; Campbell was waiting at her residence. He came into the garage, grabbed her shirt and yanked her back so she could not leave. She finally was able to get into her home, lock the door, and call CCSO. There is a current Domestic Violence (no contact) Order against Campbell from being around his ex-girlfriend. Deputies also found two bricks removed from the front yard that was placed under a back window where he gained entry; some of his ex-girlfriend’s personal belongings had been removed.
Campbell was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail where he remains on $22,000 bond. He is charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Battery and Violation of a Domestic Violence Order.