Man pleads guilty after breaking into officer’s home in Carolina Beach

(WWAY) —  A man will spend at least eight years in prison after breaking into an officer’s home in Carolina Beach.

According to a news release from the District Attorney’s office, Gregory Chakmakis, 42, pleaded guilty to first degree burglary and possession of firearm by felon.

On July 15, an officer arrived at his Carolina Beach home and saw a man leaving his garage wearing only underwear.

The officer confronted the man, who then grabbed a backpack and ran off. The officer followed the man and watched as he left items in the front yard. The suspect, later identified as Chakmakis, then ran into the woods.

Other officers arrived and chased Chakmakis while the homeowner left to check on his family, who was home at the time.

K9 units, SABLE and other arrived to search for the suspect, who was eventually found behind a home on Sugar Loaf Court.

The next morning, officers from Kure Beach responded to a call regarding the larceny of two guns. The victim said his truck had been broken into the night before. Detectives investigated and recovered both stolen guns and the backpack Chakmakis has when running from the burglary.

 

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