Muddy man breaks into 4 homes, attacks officer with chair to escape arrest

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A muddy man will face several charges for breaking into four homes on Tuesday and attacking a police officer in an attempt to avoid arrest, police said.

The burglar was able to get away from the first female resident and the two others.  Then on the man’s fourth burglary attempt, he was detained by the homeowner until police arrived.

The suspect obtained injuries during his struggles and was taken to the hospital by police. At the hospital, the man tried to escape again by attacking an officer.

Gerald Kimble, the 49-year-old suspect, struck a police officer twice in the head with a chair as his weapon.

The first burglary happened around 1 p.m. in the 100 block of North 12th Street, according to Colorado Spring Police blotter.

The suspect was covered in mud, kicked in the front door, and then confronted a five-year-old.

The suspect was booked into the El Paso County Jail on four counts of burglary, first degree assault of a police officer, and attempt to escape.

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This was the address of the first burglary of four in Colorado Springs.