Homeowner Holds Burglar At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

  • Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Michael Dewayne Barbee
Michael Dewayne Barbee

Police said a homeowner held a burglar face down on the ground at gunpoint until officers arrived.

Michael Dewayne Barbee, 30, of 3000 Old Highway 58, Georgetown, Tn., is charged with burglary of an auto, aggravated assault, theft of property over $1,000, possession of burglary tools, and unlawfully carrying a weapon.

It was found that Barbee was armed with a set of brass knuckles.

In the incident around 3 a.m. on Monday at a residence on Birchwood Pike, Chris Barnard said he got up to see what was going on after hearing someone "softly" knock on the door.

He spotted a white male walking to a truck at the bottom of the driveway. He said by the time he got on his pants that the man was making his way back to the house and was rummaging through his girl friend's pickup truck.

He said, as he walked outside, the intruder was opening the door to the pickup.

The resident said when the thief started to run, he got in line with him. He said he then saw that he had something in his hand so he fired a shot into the ground.

He then ordered the man to hit the ground and he complied. It was then he noticed the brass knuckles.

Police said the couple still had Barbee on the ground when they arrived.


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