Joseph Oberlies: Man arrested after breaking into ex-GF's house and dumping her child’s ashes into garbage
He has been charged with first-degree burglary and destruction of human remains
NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: A 33-year-old man, Joseph Oberlies, has been charged with first-degree burglary and destruction of human remains after he allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house, who has not been named, and dumped her child’s ashes in the garbage.
As per Fox News, Oberlies was captured on a doorbell security camera breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, around 3 am on September 3 after entering the security code. He left the house a few minutes later but returned back at 4 am and then finally left at 7.52 am. On September 8, he got arrested and was booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston. The same evening, he was released on a $60,000 bond.
Mount Pleasant Police said Oberlies claimed he was not in town when the break-in took place. He also told that he was "black-out drunk" and couldn't remember the incident. However, he was later confronted with video evidence, as per DailyMail. The police reported that Oberlies allegedly damaged the woman's $1,000 flat-screen TV with a hammer and also poured the ashes of the child she had with her ex-husband into the garbage. He was previously warned, after he trespassed at the ex's house on August 23, that he would be arrested if it happens again.
The ex, who dated Oberlies from November 2021 until around June or July 2022, was not at home on the day of the break-in. But it was only after two days, that she informed the police about the break-in. She showed a text message from Oberlies to the police which read, "Please don't press charges, I'll pay for whatever I broke." And she added while describing the fear of what could have happened if they were there, "I'm afraid he would have killed us if we were here."
Not the first...
Oberlies had been out on bond for a similar arrest on August 5 of this year after he allegedly broke into the house of one of his exes and stabbed her. Charleston County court records show he was charged with one count of first-degree assault and battery and another count of throwing bodily fluids on a law enforcement or corrections officer, as reported by The Tribune.