The man who allegedly broke into the home of XXXTentacion’s mother is fighting the criminal charges accusing him of stalking.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, 24-year-old Donavon Banton has entered a not guilty plea to all charges including two felony burglary charges and misdemeanor stalking and criminal mischief.
Banton is accused of harassing XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, for months. He took multiple trips from New York to Florida, in an attempt to make contact with Bernard. He believes the late rapper is contacting him through Bernard and sending him “sadistic messages.”
Banton showed up to Bernard’s home multiple times and once tried to break into her home. On one occasion, Banton told police Bernard, “has been playing sadistic games with him instructing him to comer to her house.” He claimed the only way to end the sadistic games was to make contact with XXXTentaction’s mother. Police issued Banton a trespass warning but he showed up again in January.
Banton knocked on the front door but Bernard refused to answer. He went to the backyard with a brick he brought and smashed a window. He took the brick and then smashed her Range Rover windshield.
Police showed up and arrested Banton at the scene. He told police Bernard had possessed him by the use of witchcraft and is using “the witchcraft to spiritually attack him.”
Police found Banton with a small ax, pry bar and two pairs of gloves. He was arrested on charges of felony burglary dwelling/structure cause, possess burglary tools with intent to use, burglary/dwelling structure or conveyance armed, stalking-follow harass cyberstalk another and criminal mischief over $1000.
A judge granted Bernard a criminal protective order against Banton, who has been sitting in jail since his arrest on January 24, 2020