A 29-year-old stranger started yelling and beating on the doors of at least four Summerville homes during the early morning hours on Sunday, according to Chattooga County Sheriff’s reports.
“Ms. McGuire advised that someone then began banging on her door. She opened the door and subjected attempted to push his way into the residence. Ms. McGuire stated that he identified himself as Stricklin. Mr. Stricklin crossed the threshold into the residence. He fled the residence prior to my arrival,” Deputy Thomas Sainthill reported.
While deputies were talking with McGuire, E-911 dispatchers received a call that the stranger was attempting to enter a residence on Marks Road, which is one street over. As officers arrived, the man had fled again. While deputies talked with homeowners, the stranger tried entering the backdoor of a different residence on Dogwood Circle.
Deputies continued to spread out their search, including James Street. Deputies then heard the stranger yelling around 540 James Street.
“We located the subject identified as Aaron Stricklin laying curled up in the mud under the rear of a vehicle. Corporal Corey Fielding and I had our Tasers aimed at Mr. Stricklin. Mr. Stricklin complied with orders to crawl out from under the vehicle and I was able to place handcuffs on him. I could smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on Mr. Stricklin’s breath,” Deputy Sainthill reported.
Mark and Lisa Fiolich, the homeowners on James Street, said they did not know Stricklin and that he just appeared and started beating on their door. While searching Stricklin, cops found him with a Hydrocodone pill. He said the pill belonged to his sister, according to a report.
Stricklin was arrested for criminal trespassing, public intoxication and possession of Hydrocodone, according to jail reports.