A man who broke into another man’s house and assaulted him has found himself behind bars for 18 months after being found guilty of burglary and assault on Friday (17 June).
Levi Burton, 27, of Oak Ridge, Dorking, broke into an address in Rushett Drive, Dorking, around 1am on 13 May while the two occupants were both asleep.
One of the occupants was woken by Burton breaking in through the patio doors and both occupants have confronted him. Burton proceeded to punch one of the occupants five times, before hitting him over the head with his walking stick a number of times.
The two men managed to get away from Burton by barricading themselves into another room.
Minutes later, police arrived and challenged Burton as he was trying to make off from the address. He refused to comply and was Tasered before being arrested.
Further enquiries revealed that a set of keys and an iPhone had been taken from the address. The keys were discovered after Burton was searched. The phone was found near to where Burton had been arrested.
Investigating officer Sergeant Elliott Hartley said: “Burton was caught red-handed after breaking into someone else’s home and assaulting them. The fact that he is now serving time in prison shows how seriously these types of offences are taken and demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that those who commit them are brought to justice.”