Banner man offers confession after burglary, police say

BANNER – A Banner man is facing several charges including first-degree burglary after being arrested this past week for allegedly breaking into his neighbor’s residence.

Adam M. Little, 32, of Banner was charged with first-degree burglary, tampering with physical evidence, prescription not in proper container, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, criminal mischief at the time of his arrest.

Police reports indicate that Little was suspected of burglarizing his neighbor Troy Samon’s residence earlier in the day. Officers arrived and found someone had forced their way through the back door of the home and taken a loaded 9mm handgun, along with about 37 Lortab 7.5 milligram tablets. From Samon’s bedroom night stand.

The report goes on to say that police were then told Little was seen on the porch of his home, at which point they left to further investigate. When they arrived, Little was found in the kitchen of his home and allegedly told police as soon after they arrived that he had broken into the home.

Little then produced the 9mm that had been hidden under a bench in the kitchen, police said. The Banner man was also reported to have allegedly given the police 22 of the missing Lortab tablets in a bottle marked as a prescription for his father.

“Little then produced a long ‘tire tool’ with a yellow plastic handle that he advised he had used to pry the back door open in the burglary,” the report read, adding that Little allegedly continued to explain himself after being arrested.

“Little was very cooperative and advised that he was a drug addict and he took the meds to keep from getting ‘dope sick’ and he honestly doesn’t know why he took the gun,” the report continued.

After police said Little admitted to taking five of the Lortab tablets, he was taken to jail where he gave a sworn statement matching his prior explanation of events.

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