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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Armed West Virginia Homeowner Detains Intruder, Stops Thieves

It’s a case of one burglary too many—and a homeowner who used his firearm to stop a gang of criminals. 

As Kanawha County investigators told WSAZ-TV, last Thursday a man realized someone was rummaging through his house late at night, so he quickly retrieved his gun. The homeowner managed to hold the intruder—identified as Charles Thomas—at gunpoint until officer arrived. At that point, the suspect tried to run but was quickly apprehended. 

The homeowner told detectives that while being detained, Thomas mentioned the presence of four accomplices nearby. Police discovered Brittany S. Greene, 23; Krystal M. Smith, 22; and Dameon J. Forney, 40; hiding in the woods with property stolen from a nearby business. All were charged with transferring and receiving stolen property, while Thomas—who had several outstanding warrants—was arrested for breaking and entering.