A Kennett man was arrested on Monday on charges of resisting arrest and first degree trespassing.
The incident began when Kennett Police Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of Dolph Street in reference to a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway.
When officers arrived, they discovered an unoccupied vehicle parked with it's doors open. While on the scene, attempting to ascertain an owner, a woman walked up to the car and claimed ownership. Further inspection revealed that there was drug paraphernalia located in plain view, inside of the vehicle.
The woman, who claimed the vehicle, stated that another individual had taken the vehicle, and drove her car without her consent.
Officers then obtained consent to search her residence located in the 800 block of Riggs Street. When entering the residence, officers found evidence that a person might have been hiding in the attic.
Officers proceeded to contacted the Kennett Fire Department who brought a ladder to the residence. Officers then accessed the attic and after a brief search, located 29-year-old Jason Roper, of Kennett, buried in insulation in the attic. Roper had previously been banned from the Kennett Housing Authority property. Roper was transported to the Dunklin County Jail without further incident. Officers also located other items of drug paraphernalia inside the residence. This investigation is ongoing.
Roper will be arraigned on March 13, 2013 at approximately 10:30 a.m., where he will stand before Judge Robert N. Mayer.