TRUMANN, Ark. – An Arkansas man accused of spending several days in the attic of a Pennsylvania family's home, eating their food and stealing other items, is also wanted for offenses in his home state.
Police say 21-year-old Stanley Carter of Trumann is wanted on alleged hot check violations and nonpayment of fines, all misdemeanors. Trumann police do not plan to extradite Carter to Arkansas.
Carter was arrested Friday in Plains Township, Pennsylvania. He surrendered after a police dog indicated he was in the attic of the home. Authorities say Carter had been staying with people living in an attached home that shared attic space with the family he allegedly burglarized. He apparently moved into the attic after his hosts asked him to leave a week before.
Police say Carter cut a hole in the roof so he could see the home's residents come and go. Police say Carter admitted to the offenses and logged the items he took in a diary under the heading, "Stanley's Christmas List."