Homeowner Holds Accused Would-Be Burglar Until Deputies Arrive

Reported by: Tom Kenny
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Updated: 8/31/2013 2:10 pm
A homeowner chased down an accused would-be burglar and held him until authorities arrived in Laurel County on Friday.

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said Curtis Scalf, 28, of Lily, admitted to investigators he tried to break-in to a home on Happy Hollow Road after taking several different prescription medications.

Investigators said Scalf tried to ram the back door of the home with a wooden post.  The homeowner greeted Scalf with a warning shot, which caused Scalf to run off into nearby woods.

Investigators said the homeowner chased Scalf, caught him and held him until authorities arrived.

Investigators said Scalf was arrested and charged with Attempted Burglary 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Criminal Trespass 2nd Degree and Public Intoxication-Controlled Substances.

Scalf was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
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