Man walks in on intruder, holds him until police arrive

Ralph B. Davis rdavis@civitasmedia.com

June 19, 2014

AUXIER — A man investigating an apparent burglary at his son’s home found himself face-to-face with the alleged burglar, then detained him until police could arrive.

According to court records, John Harrison was had stopped at his son’s Jockey Hollow home Saturday morning and discovered a broken window in the back door. Believing that the home had been burglarized, Harrison went inside to check, only to find the masked intruder still inside, standing in the hallway.

Harrison then refused to let the man leave until police arrived.

When police arrived, the discovered that the man was Alex R. Adkins, 33, of Banner. Upon searching Adkins, police found a screwdriver and a dark t-shirt that had been used as a mask.

According to the citation, Adkins allegedly acknowledged that he had entered the home unlawfully. He also allegedly confessed to using a shotgun during the burglary, firing it at a safe numerous times in an attempt to break it open.

Adkins was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.

Adkins remains jailed on a $20,000 cash bond. He will next appear in Floyd District Court June 24, for a preliminary hearing.