Leavenworth man is convicted of being a monster under the bed

08/20/2014 8:57 AM

08/20/2014 8:57 AM

A man who allegedly hid under a bed to spy on a Leavenworth family has been convicted of multiple crimes in connection with the April incident, authorities said Tuesday.

A Leavenworth County jury deliberated one hour before convicting Earl Brockington Jr., 35, on Monday of robbery, criminal restraint, domestic battery, intimidation of a victim and criminal trespass.

According to prosecutors, Brockington entered the house of his children’s mother and hid under a bed for several hours until one of the children saw him.

“Somebody is here,” the boy told his mother, who didn’t believe him at first. He kept insisting, so she checked and saw Brockington under the bed drenched in sweat.

When she ran to grab a phone, he chased her and swatted the phone away. She then grabbed a cellphone, which they struggled over as her children tried to help her.

After Brockington obtained the second phone, he restrained the children’s mother and pinned the children against a wall. Eventually the oldest boy escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house for help. Brockington fled.

He is to be sentenced Sept. 24.

Editor's Choice Videos

Join the Discussion

The Wichita Eagle is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service