Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary, Assault With A Lamp

December 2, 2019

A Cantonment man has been charged with hitting another man with a lamp inside his bedroom.

Lorenzo McNeal, Jr. was booked into the Escambia County Jail, charged with felony burglary with assault battery a, and felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

McNeal lives in a locked bedroom in the same house as the adult male and his girlfriend. McNeal accused the victim of having relations with the woman, which the victim denied, according to an arrest report.

While the victim was sleeping, McNeal allegedly hit him in the head with a metallic lamp post and was standing over him with a knife. The investigating deputy noted the lamp post had an indention on the base “an if it had been struck against something such as (the victim’s) head”.

The victim suffered a knot on the back of his head and a small cut beneath his armpit.

Deputies were unable to locate McNeal immediately after the incident and obtained a warrant for his arrest. When they returned to the home on Highway 297A to make the arrest, McNeal attempted to close the door on the deputies and resist, according to the report.

McNeal “was eventually escorted outside of the residence and onto the ground” before being taken into custody. The report states he stopped resisting when a sheriff’s K-9 began to bark at him.


4 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Burglary, Assault With A Lamp”

  1. LSolt on December 18th, 2019 10:41 pm


  2. Grandama2 on December 3rd, 2019 6:02 pm

    i may have read this wrong.. so he attacked a man with a knife &lamp, left the scene .. came back.. over powered the police and closed the door.. then he gave up cause a dog barked at him.. lol.. humm

  3. Grandma on December 2nd, 2019 3:54 pm

    That’s why we need to know our neighbors; attend community watch meetings; keep alert to all activity; and report on community forums so everyone can know what we’ve seen and heard. Strength in numbers folks. And the criminals are growing in numbers. It is no longer “not my business” but everyone’s business to keep us all safe. The old days of unlocked doors and minding our own business is GONE. Wake up and care. Be the one to make a difference.

  4. Concerned on December 2nd, 2019 8:42 am

    Just think people like this could be living next door……what is happening to our world? Quality of the general public is getting so bad makes me want to run and hide…

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