An arrest warrant has been issued for a Merrittstown man who allegedly broke into a home after he was evicted.
George R. Eicher, 44, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and defiant trespass before on-call Fayette County Magisterial District Judge Mike Defino over the weekend.
State police said they were called to Trailer Court Road in Luzerne Township Saturday by George Scott Wesley.
Wesley told police that Eicher was evicted from his mobile home on Friday. Police said a posted eviction notice was attached to the front door of the home and locks were placed on the front and back doors.
Eicher was told to not come back to the lot, and his family was also told that nobody was allowed back into the home, according to court paperwork.
Around 9:40 a.m. Saturday, police alleged Eicher returned to the home and a neighbor watched him break open the back door, causing damage to the door jamb and lock. The neighbor then saw Eicher leave the residence with numerous belongings, police said.
A warrant was issued for Eicher’s arrest.