Owner wakes up to dogs barking – and holds intruder at gunpoint, says Arkansas sheriff

A homeowner was sleeping when he woke up to the sound of dogs barking outside, according to the Arkansas Sheriff’s Office.

The man got up and turned on his lights, authorities said, then saw an intruder standing inside his Mountain Home home.

“The owner was armed and holding the intruder at gunpoint, asking him what he was doing inside the house,” according to the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office. “While awaiting the arrival of deputies, (the suspect) admitted to the owner of the house that he had also entered an RV which was on the property.”

Deputies responded to the house around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday May 25, according to a press release. There they found a 29-year-old intruder who was “well known to them”.

The man was arrested and jailed for residential burglary, criminal trespassing, repeat offender and parole violation, authorities said.

The man was on parole at the time and was convicted of at least five crimes, the statement said. He is due in court on June 12.

Mountain Home is about 120 miles northeast of Fayetteville.

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