A homeowner in Mooresville, North Carolina, caught a burglar in the act on Friday, August 24. The homeowner detained the burglar until deputies could arrive. Patch.com published a story about the incident.
Shortly before 11:00 pm on August 24, the homeowners, a married couple, returned to their residence to find the suspect, identified as 31-year-old Justin Scott Morgan, driving a truck from the rear of their home.
Morgan told them that he was working on the home after getting the job off Craig’s List. The man told Morgan to stop the vehicle. Morgan slowly continued forward. The man then produced his firearm and shot out one of the rear back wheels.
The male victim detained Morgan at gunpoint while the woman victim, his wife, called 911. Upon arriving, Iredell County Sheriff’s Department deputies found the unnamed male victim holding Morgan at gunpoint.
Authorities arrested Morgan and charged him with felony breaking and entering, felony breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, felony larceny, felony safecracking, felony larceny of a firearm, felony possession of burglary tools and misdemeanor larceny of a motor vehicle. His bond has been set at $50,000.
Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell made this statement, “The suspect in this incident is lucky we are not investigating another outcome to this case. This should be a warning to those who want to make victims out of our homeowners, which could be a deadly choice for would-be criminals.”
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