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George Stokes allegedly breaks into building in Northampton, lies to police

By Len Righi, WFMZ.com Reporter
Published On: Jan 18 2013 02:28:48 PM CST
NORTHAMPTON, Pa. -

A man is facing charges for breaking into a building and trying to enter a second-floor apartment, officials said.

George E. Stokes was found, after police followed a trail of blood, outside a second-floor apartment at 718 Main St., Northampton, Northampton Co., at about 1:10 a.m. Friday, officials said.

Police were called when Stokes began banging the apartment's door after he let himself inside by breaking a window on the building's front common door with his hand, officials said.

Police found Stokes bleeding from two cuts on his right hand, along with a large amount of blood on the front door, a trail that led to the second floor and  blood covering the second-floor apartment door, officials said.

No one in the apartment knew who Stokes was, and Stokes identified himself to police as Justin Lloyde, officials said.

Stokes, 45, of 688 Montgomery St., Allentown, was arraigned on charges of public drunkenness, criminal mischief and giving false identification to police and committed to the Northampton County Prison on $20,000 bail, according to court documents.

A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m. Jan. 31.