UPDATE: Homeowner detains suspect until police arrive: VIDEO INCLUDED

Local - 8/12/2013 5:15 PM

UPDATE - A Wyoming County woman is behind bars after attempting to break into an Oak Hill home.  Thirty-six year old Lisa Beth Blankenship of Oceana is charged with Daytime Burglary after attempting to break into a home on Craft Lane, off Summerlee Road, just after 11:00 this morning.  Sheriff Steve Kessler says the homeowner was inside the home when he heard a noise.  He later found Blankenship walking inside.  The homeowner confronted and held the suspect at gunpoint until police arrived.  Police add that the suspect was staying in a nearby wooded area for the past several weeks.  The Sheriff's Department says other residential breakins have been reported.  Blankenship was arraigned in Magistrate Court.  Bond status is not known at this time.  The incident remains under investigation.  No injuries were reported.

SUMMERLEE - A homeowner detained a suspect after they caught that person in the act of breaking into a building.

Dispatchers said the call came in at 11:10 Monday morning. 

Captain Jim Sizemore with the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said that the homeowners caught someone breaking into a home or storage building and held that person until police arrived.  

Not too many other details are known at this time and the identity of that suspect has yet to be released, but stick with Newswatch for more as this story develops.


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