According to Investigator Josh Tubbs, the arrest of Eric Jauan Dandridge, a Sycamore native, stemmed from an incident that occurred Sunday night at a residence near Odena Heights Circle in Sylacauga where Dandridge’s ex-girlfriend lives.
Dandridge gained entry to the residence by removing the air conditioning unit and climbing through the window.
After Dandridge entered the home, he was involved in an altercation with the victim and a friend of the victim during which he assaulted the victim, who was able to flee to a neighbor’s residence and call 911.
When deputies initially responded to the scene, they placed Dandridge under arrest for domestic violence charges and transported him to the Talladega County Jail.
Tubbs said Dandridge bonded out of jail for the domestic violence charges, but further investigation revealed the unauthorized entry, resulting in the second arrest of Dandridge.
Judge Julian King set bond for Dandridge at $20,000.
Second-degree burglary is a Class B felony in Alabama and carries a sentence of two to 20 years in prison upon conviction.