Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary With Assault, Resisting Officer

November 19, 2019

A Cantonment man that said he thought he was entering a friend’s house has been charged with burglary.

Mertz Billy Goodwin, 54, was charged with first degree felony burglary with battery, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting an officer without violence. He remained in the Escambia County Jail Tuesday morning with bond set at $102,000.

The victim told deputies that he answered his front door after hearing a knock. When he opened the door, Goodwin pushed the victim back and began to step inside the residence on Pine Forest Road, according to an arrest report. The victim was able to push him back outside and lock the door. He told deputies he had never seen Goodwin before.

When deputies arrived, Goodwin was still at the residence. When a deputy told him to stand up and place his hands behind his back, Goodwin attempted to pull away. “Goodwin was then put on the ground where was taken into custody without incident,” the arrest report states.

Deputies also reported finding a glass smoking pipe in his pants pocket.

Goodwin told deputies that he thought he was at a friend’s house.


One Response to “Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary With Assault, Resisting Officer”

  1. Bill on November 19th, 2019 11:23 am

    Amazing how crack will cause you to lose your way fight with Leo’s put years on ya!!! Become unemployed, lost,mad at the world, make you feel like the world owes you something, steal break in to people’s house. All I can tell you is you went to the wrong house to steal. At my house all your problems will be solved when you try to steal from me no jail no more problems. Just remember 1chance 1 shot 1time !!!!!!

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