An investigation into a reported burglary at a house in the Dollarway area in November resulted in the arrest of a man Wednesday who claimed he had been given permission to enter the residence.

An investigation into a reported burglary at a house in the Dollarway area in November resulted in the arrest of a man Wednesday who claimed he had been given permission to enter the residence.

Ricky Fabry, 46, reportedly gave police the name of a person who had given him the permission, but that proved to be false, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said during a court hearing Thursday for Fabry.

Kizer said police were sent to 2719 N. Hutchinson St. at about 5 p.m. Nov. 17, where a neighbor reported seeing a male, later identified as Fabry, trying to climb into a rear window.

Detective Steven Rucker reported that the neighbor, who was not identified in court, called 9-1-1 and confronted Fabry, who left the scene before police arrived.

Kizer said the neighbor gave officers a description of Fabry and the license plate of the vehicle he was driving and officers located Fabry Wednesday and took him into custody.

Rucker reported that Fabry claimed he had been told the house was vacant and he could go into it and steal copper wiring and said he saw a back window broken and started to go in when he was confronted by the neighbor.

Kizer said Fabry had an extensive criminal record, with multiple residential burglary and theft of property convictions, had been in prison and was placed in parole in 2009.

Because of the lengthy criminal record, Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $50,000 bond for Fabry after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with residential burglary.

Fabry told the judge he would hire his own attorney and was instructed to come back to court Feb. 16 at 9 a.m.