BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police said a man crashed his car, left behind his 5-year-old son, stole another car and threatened to shoot the owner, crashed the stolen car into a church, and then tried to break into a home before he was arrested.
The series of events began around 10 p.m. Friday when Yavier Luisan Jesurum crashed his car at a construction site on St. Mark’s Church Rd near Garden Road, according to Burlington police.
After totaling his car, police said Jesurum left the area and his 5-year-old son behind inside the vehicle.
"Mr. Jesurum then approached a victim at the McDonalds on S. Church where he threatened to shoot the victim before stealing the victims 2008 Toyota Highlander," the Burlington Police Department said in a news release.
Jesurum drove the stolen car and crashed it into the Trinity Worship Center at 3157 S. Church St. The church's total damage is about $125,000, according to police.
He then walked through the church before exiting.
Police said that afterward, Jesurum tried to break into a home on Fieldstone Dr. in Burlington and was confronted by the homeowner.
Officers arrested Jesurum in front of the home.
Jesurum's 5-year-old son was reunited with his mother and the child was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Jesurum was also taken to a hospital. Burlington police said he will face the following charges:
- Felony hit-and-run
- Child abuse
- Two counts of driving while impaired
- Larceny of a motor vehicle
- Communicating threats
- Common law robbery
- Two counts of careless and reckless driving
- Misdemeanor hit-and-run
- Breaking and entering a house of worship
- First-degree burglary
Jesurum was taken to the Alamance County Jail. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.
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