A 28-year-old Rossville man has been charged with breaking into a house in East Ridge on Sunday.
Dustin Scott Sherlin, of 105 Amanda Lane, was charged with aggravated burglary, drug possession, vandalism, evading arrest, and possessing burglary tools.
The homeowner said when she came home for lunch she spotted a man kicking her door. She said he had a brick in his hand.
The woman began following the man in her car and East Ridge Police set up a perimeter in the vicinity of Waterhouse Street and Burns Avenue.
The man ran and jumped a fence after being spotted by police, but he was eventually taken into custody.
Sherlin had a bag of heroin with him. He told police he was under the influence of Xanax. He was also found with a small switch-blade knife and a black 10-ounce hammer.
A shoe print was on the rear door. A door and a bedroom window were broken.