A man who allegedly broke into his mother’s house while she was out of town in March pleaded not guilty to a charge of breaking and entering.
Chad Botello, 39, of Roswell, pleaded not guilty to one count of breaking and entering at his June 3 arraignment in Fifth Judicial District Court in Roswell, according to court documents.
The charge originates from a March 27 incident at the 200 block of East Frasier Street. A Roswell Police officer responded at 1:27 p.m. that day to a call about a subject who was inside the residence without permission, according to court documents.
When the officer arrived he saw a piece of glass on the door — closest to the door knob — broken, and could hear the sound of the television coming from inside the residence. A dog inside the house barked and the officer was told to “come in,” according to court documents. The man inside, later identified as Botello, put the dog away and let the officer into the house.
As Botello and the officer began to talk, the alarm went off. According to court documents, Botello said he did not have the code to turn off the alarm and both men stepped outside the house to get away from the sound of the alarm.
Botello then told the officer his mother resided at the house, but she was out of town. He claimed that although he had paid money for the house, the home was in the name of his brother.
Botello’s sister-in-law then arrived at the scene and his brother Jose spoke to the officer by phone. Jose Botello stated that their mother was out of town and that he and his wife were in charge of the property. He added that his brother did not have permission to be on the property or in the residence.
It was confirmed that Chad Botello did not have a key to the residence or a passcode for the security alarm, documents state.
When told Chad Botello had broken the door glass in order to gain entry to the home, Jose Botello said he wanted his brother arrested. Botello’s mother was subsequently contacted and said she left the home in the care of Jose while she was gone and Chad Botello had no reason to be there.
She added that she wanted Chad Botello arrested.
Documents from Chaves County Magistrate Court state Chad Botello was released on his own recognizance in March. A docket call in the case is scheduled for July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Fifth District Court.
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