Lookout man holds burglary suspects at gunpoint

Local - 6/14/2013 5:17 PM by Karen Franklin
A Fayette County man held two burglary suspects at gunpoint until authorities arrived on scene to make an arrest.
Michael Ray Clark, Jr., 22, was arrested on a entering without breaking charge. He was released from jail on $7,500, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. An unidentified minor, who was released to her parents, could face charges later.

Deputies told WOAY the pair tried to steal copper from the trailer, which was unoccupied, unlocked and undergoing renovations. The home sits on Foster Hill Road in Lookout.

Neighbor Haymond Hanshaw said he was gardening when he noticed the pair. While his wife called 911, he rushed to apprehend the suspects.

"Try to stick up for the other persons and neighbors around," he said. "I got good neighbors. I'm glad to help out the neighborhood."

The Sheriff's Office appreciates the helps, but urges residents to not get involved.

"We just ask them to use common sense," Chief Deputy Mike Fridley told WOAY. "Don't put yourself in danger of somebody else. It's better to be a good witness by getting a description of vehicles, clothing, especially direction of travel because K9s can be used for that. Just don't put yourself in harm's way."


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