Franklin Homeowner Confronts Intruder With Gun

Franklin Homeowner Confronts Intruder With Gun

CREATED Jun 24, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A Franklin homeowner used a gun to scare off an intruder who had broken into his home early Monday morning.

Franklin Police said the family was sleeping when the suspect kicked in the back door of the home in the 100 block of Delta Drive around 2:45 a.m. The homeowner confronted the intruder with the gun, and the intruder fled the scene.

Responding officers found the 17-year-old suspect nearby, wearing only a pair of socks.

Police said he had crashed his vehicle at the intersection of Wilson Pike and McEwen Drive prior to the break-in. He was reportedly under the influence of drugs at the time.

The teen from New York was booked into the Williamson County Juvenile Detention Center, and charged with Aggravated Burglary, DUI, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Failure to Report a Crash.