Two State College men are in jail after an overnight incident that netted them felony burglary charges.
State College police said they were called about a burglary on Nittany Avenue at 3:43 a.m. Friday. Witnesses said a shirtless man covered in blood knocked on the front door saying he needed help. One witness invited him in and gave him Gatorade, then the man left.
The witnesses went back to bed, but 15 minutes later, there was banging on the side door. The suspects started kicking the door, forcing their way into the residence, asking for “Jon.” When the residents said they knew no one by that name, the suspects said they would “kill them if they knew him,” and later said they would “kill them if they said anything to anyone.”
One of the suspects apologized for the damage and gave the residents $20. The suspects then left.
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During the incident, one of the witnesses fled the scene and saw a man wearing a blood-covered shirt and a cast on his left arm. The man said he was “listening,” and then left.
While police were interviewing the witnesses, they heard yelling at an adjacent property on Locust Lane. Residents there said three men who were not supposed to be there were inside the home, hiding in an upstairs bedroom.
Police found Nathaniel Durkin, 25, Gabriel Allegar, 21, and another man with a cast sleeping in an upstairs bedroom. They were taken into custody.
Durkin and Allegar had blood on their clothing. Witnesses identified them as the suspects from the Nittany Avenue incident.
Witnesses claimed that all three men were involved in a fight at the Locust Lane property earlier in the evening.
Durkin and Allegar were arrested on two counts each of burglary, felony criminal trespass and misdemeanor criminal mischief. Both remain at Centre County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 monetary bail.