FARMINGTON — A 32-year-old man has been charged with breaking into a house on Rockcress Place in Farmington on Sunday, telling two men who confronted him that he was being chased and feared for his life.
Tyson Mclemee was charged Monday in Farmington Magistrate Court with breaking and entering and unlawful carrying of a deadly weapon.
Mclemee was previously convicted in both 2011 and 2009 on various drug-related offenses, including felony possession of a controlled substance.
According to a police report, officers from the Farmington Police Department were dispatched shortly after midnight on Sunday to investigate a break-in at a trailer at 5516 Rockcress Place.
Two men, David Ayers and Alexis Desheuquette, were waiting for police on the porch. They said an unknown man had forced himself into the home and claimed to be in danger.
"Help me! They are going to kill me," he said, according to the men.
Ayers said in the report the man was wide-eyed, shaking and sweating profusely. They told the man to leave, and he walked east toward Goldenrod Trail.
Officers noted in the report that the trailer's door was dented, but the locking mechanism was intact.
An officer located Mclemee walking north on Browning Parkway near Wildflower Drive, about two miles from the trailer. Mclemee was placed in handcuffs and found to be in possession of a pair of brass knuckles.
He said in the report he was running from four individuals who were trying to kill him and he entered the home to ask for help.
Mclemee was transported to San Juan County Regional Medical Center and then taken to jail.
Police found a car believed to have been driven by Mclemee parked near the trailer on Rockcress Place.
According to court records, Mclemee is being held on a $40,300 schedule bond. He is expected to appear at a preliminary examination on Wednesday.
Mclemee faces 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines if convicted of breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony.