A homeless man is headed to trial for breaking into a Lancaster city woman’s home and taking things before waking her.
District Judge Bruce Roth on Wednesday ordered Lee Michael Gilbert be tried for felony burglary regarding the Sept. 18 incident on North West End Avenue.
The woman testified at a preliminary hearing in Roth’s courtroom that she was awakened by the sounds of keys jingling and saw a stranger in her bedroom.
The intruder was later identified as Gilbert, a man she’d never seen before, according to First Assistant District Attorney Christopher Larsen, who is prosecuting the case.
Lancaster city police found Gilbert, with some things from the home, soon after the morning break-in.
Judge Roth ruled that Larsen presented enough evidence at the hearing to support charges.
Gilbert remains at Lancaster County Prison on $500,000 bail, which Judge Roth set previously.
Lancaster city police Officer Andrew Williams filed charges.
Gilbert is presumed innocent.
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