GREENWICH, Conn. (WTNH) -- A North Carolina man was arrested for an attempted burglary in Greenwich.
The incident occurred around noon on Thursday, in the area of Halsey Drive.
Police received a report of a suspicious black male, wearing a black down jacket and blue jeans, who was seen looking into residential windows in the Hunter Place neighborhood and walking through a back yard toward Havenmeyer Lane.
During their investigation, officers made contact with a black man matching the description that engaged police in a foot pursuit when they attempted to stop and question him.
The fleeing subject, James E. Shepard, was located on Connecticut Ave. in Stamford at its intersection with Myano Lane, and arrested.
Halsey Drive had recently been broken and Shepard later admitted to breaking the window in a failed attempt to gain entry.
A Greenwich Police K-9 led police to the discovery of Shepard's discarded clothing along his path of travel while running from police, as well as a plastic baggie filled with less than half an ounce of a green leafy substance which was later tested and confirmed to be marijuana.
Shepard, 44, of 122 Perry St., Williamston, NC, was charged with third-degree criminal attempt at burglary, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana, interfering with an officer, second-degree criminal mischief, and simple trespass.
While being processed, another plastic baggie of a green leafy substance fell from Shepard's clothing. It was tested and was also confirmed to be marijuana.
Bond was set at $5,000. Shepard is scheduled to appear in court on December 7th.