A Hixson man was arrested on aggravated burglary charges after a two-hour police search that ended when he was found in a taxi. According to police, 24-year-old Jeremy Bailey broke into a woman's home on Sylvan Drive and assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
The woman said she was asleep upstairs when she woke up to Bailey attacking her. She said he hit her and dragged her down the stairs all the way to her living room.
Police said they saw cuts and abrasions all over her. They also noticed the side door to her house had been busted off the frame and that there were holes in the living room wall.
When they arrived at the scene, police started to chase Bailey but he managed to escape.
However, a K-9 unit was able to track him all the way to Shallowford Road, where they discovered his vehicle abandoned.
It was then police stopped a nearby taxi only to discover Bailey sitting in the front seat. He was wearing the same clothing the woman described and covered in sticks and leaves. This was consistent with him running away and hiding in the shrubbery.
Bond was set at $45,000.