Homeowner Holds Suspected Juvenile Burglars At Gunpoint
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:58 pm
Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Eric Moss responded to a report of a break-in in progress on Dec. 14 at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Cannon County Dispatch stated that the victim, Glenn Brannan, came home to find two young males running from his residence with one of his firearms.
Dispatch also advised Deputy Moss that Brannan was able to catch the two males and was holding them at gunpoint.
Upon arrival, Deputy Moss confirmed the two young men were juveniles.
The deputy spoke with Brannan, who stated that he came home from work and when he pulled up in the driveway he saw two boys run from his house and head up a hill. Brannan said he could see that they were carrying a gun.
Brannan said he chased the two males down with his truck, caught them and then walked them back to the house, where he waited for deputies.
The gun was identified as being Brandon's Winchester 1400 12 gauge. The two males were also in possession of a knife which belonged to Brannan.
The back door of the home was damaged where it had been kicked in. Cost of repair was estimated at $500.
The stolen shotgun was valued at $700.
Both suspects were arrested and charged with Aggravated Burglary, Theft Over $500 and Vandalism. They were first transported to the Cannon County Sheriff's Department and then to the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center.