Metro detectives arrested a man Thursday afternoon who they believe entered a woman’s home early last Thursday before the woman later found him hiding in a closet in her children’s bedroom.
James Wesley Towry, 30, is charged with felony aggravated burglary for allegedly entering the 33-year-old woman’s home in the Bradford Hills subdivision. Towry is jailed in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Police allege that Towry, of Ridgewood Drive in Brentwood, entered the home on Bradford Hills Drive through an open garage door around 2:30 a.m. on March 22. The woman told police she was lying in bed watching television when she hear the door open to the bedroom where her 7-year-old son and 9-nine-year-old daughter were sleeping.
When she went to check on them see, according to police, she found a man in the hiding in a closet inside the children’s bedroom. As she screamed, the man ran away. Detectives later developed Towry as a suspect based on the woman’s description. She later identified Towry out of a police photo lineup, according to Metro police.
Towry was convicted of stalking and telephone harassment for which he received 60-day sentences for each of the two charges, according to police.