Longview homeowner holds down burglar until cops arrive

LONGVIEW/GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - Police took a man into custody this afternoon, after a homeowner reported catching a burglar in the act.

According to police, a homeowner in the 100 block of West Avalon Street in South Longview called police about 4:30 Wednesday afternoon, and said he caught a man trying to leave his house through a window. The homeowner held the man down until officers arrived on the scene to take the man into custody.

A CBS 19 reporter on the scene saw a chain saw and other items that police said the suspect tried to take.

The suspect was taken to the Gregg County Jail to be charged with burglary of a habitation. His name has not been released.


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