BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man was convicted of second-degree burglary after a chain of events that happened in June 2012, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. Jerome Ingram, 34, was arrested after being found under bushes near his girlfriend’s house during a police chase.
The DA’s office reports Ingram pretended to leave his girlfriend’s house after they got into an argument, and then attacked her when she called a male friend to come over to the residence.
The police were called to the scene and Ingram fled, until he allegedly re-entered the apartment through a window while police were outside searching for him. The DA’s office reports Igram, who had a knife, threatened to kill his girlfriend and her friend before taking their phones and fleeing the scene.
While his girlfriend spoke to police Ingram allegedly attacked her and shouted, “I hate you, I should kill you.”
Police chased Ingram and ended up finding him under bushes, according to the DA’s office. His knife and the victims’ phones were with him.
The DA’s office says Ingram attempted to intimidate witnesses in the case.
Ingram has a criminal record, including a domestic violence conviction from 2013. As a second felony offender, he could face a maximum up to 15 years in state prison when he learns his sentence in April.