Wednesday, December 05, 2012

TX:Home invader with knife stopped by homeowner with gun

Nederland police say a homeowner with a gun was able to stop an intruder who was armed with a knife late Saturday evening.

Officers say it happened in the 100 block of Avenue D just before midnight. A man, woman and child were at home when they heard someone breaking into the house through a glass French door. The homeowner confronted the intruder and fired one shot. Police say the intruder was not hit by the bullet.

Officers arrived shortly after the confrontation and arrested the intruder.

Assistant Chief of Police Gary Porter tells 12 News the man's name is withheld pending arraignment, but did say the intruder is a 38-year-old male. The man was charged with burglary of a habitation, but charges could be upgraded.

No one was injured in the home invasion.


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