Fall through ceiling brings arrest

Jeffrey Rotsart
Jeffrey Rotsart

Police were called to an address in the 5000 block of College Corner Pike on Aug. 9 on a report of someone falling through the ceiling in a hallway closet.

The apartment manager told the police officer she had heard reports that police were there earlier looking for Jeffrey Rotsart, 22.

The manager had given a maintenance worker the key to a lower-floor apartment in order to check it, but he and the officer were admitted by the resident, Morgan Carter, 19.

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The officer observed the attic access frame was damaged and Carter denied several times Rotsart was in the apartment.

The officer checked, however, and found Rotsart hiding behind a sofa under a blanket. He had a previous warrant for his arrest and was taken into custody.

Carter is charged with obstructing official business for harboring or concealing Rotsart.