Shippensburg man allegedly tries drunkenly breaking into home he thinks is his, police find knives and brass knuckles on him

04 August 2023- A Shippensburg man who says he was dropped off at a home that he thought was his is behind bars today after it turns out it was not, but rather another terrified Shippensburg man. James Michael Satterfield is charged with felony criminal trespassing, misdemeanor possession of offensive weaponry, misdemeanor criminal mischief, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, and citation public drunkenness. Satterfield is in Cumberland County Prison after failing to post bail of $25,000.

On August 4th around 1:30am, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to a home on Airport Road in Southampton Township for a reported man found pounding on the back door of a home. Police arrived and found the man, identified as James Satterfield. Satterfield was allegedly shirtless, pounding on the back door of the home and had a knife in his belt. He was subsequently taken into custody without incident, the knife was taken for precautionary measures, and police then found brass knuckles and a spring-loaded knife inside his pants.

Police then spoke with the homeowner, who told them that he awoke to someone pounding on the glass storm door leading to his back porch. Seeing the shirtless man pounding on it and then the glass shattering, the victim retreated to his bedroom and dialed 911. When asked if he knew Satterfield, the victim allegedly said he did not know him at all.

Satterfield was interviewed by police as to why he was pounding on the door. He allegedly told them that he was dropped off there and believed it was his home. During the interview police allegedly smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from Satterfield as well as his watery eyes, disoriented nature, and slurred and incoherent speech. Satterfield was taken into custody without incident.

James Satterfield is behind bars on $25,000 bail. His preliminary hearing is set for August 8th.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-09301-CR-0000234-2023, Incident No.: PA 2023-1016460