PD: Convicted sex offender enters woman's Mesa home, leaves drugs and takes shirt

Posted at 11:29 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 21:29:18-05

A convicted sex offender entered a woman's home, leaving drugs behind and taking her husband’s shirt. 

Mesa Police report that on February 9, Deairick Dante Newsome, 32, entered an open garage at a home near Main Street and Country Club Drive. 

Police say he then took off his shirt, went into the backyard and entered the home with a woman inside. 

"I had gone to the closet and got my gun -- a 38 special -- so it's not a gun you want to be shot with," said Elaine Bagley, the 73-year-old victim. "Don't come to my house looking for trouble."

Newsome, who police say is on lifetime probation for sexual assault, removed some crystal methamphetamine from his sock and placed it along with his identification on the woman's dresser. 

He then allegedly stole a shirt belonging to her husband and put it on. 

Police arrived and commanded Newsome to leave the house and surrender. 

Upon his arrest, Newsome reportedly told police that he was looking for a companion to share drugs and engage in sex. 

He said, "He heard someone tell him to go into the house." 

In 2008, Newsome was sentenced to seven years in prison for his part in a case where a 16-year-old girl was kidnaped, sexually assaulted and forced into prostitution. At one point, investigators said the girl was held captive in a dog kennel. He was out on parole. 

Newsome has been charged with drug possession and criminal trespassing.