LAMAR COUNTY, Ala. (WTVA) - A Lamar County, Alabama, family came face-to-face with a man on the run from law enforcement when he tried to use their home as a hiding spot.
It was on New Year's Eve when three Bigham brothers received a call from a family member about the possibility of spotting Jacob Conn, 25, of Lowndes County.
Conn led law enforcement on a 30-mile chase through several counties and into Alabama after he was wanted for questioning about his possible involvement with a fire at P&R Scrap Metal Recycling on the same day.
Later, Conn crashed a stolen vehicle he was traveling in and ran into nearby woods.
That spotting was near their family's home, which is under renovation, according to the Bigham brothers.
The Bighams told WTVA Conn had kicked down their back door and made himself at home. They added Conn had treated himself to canned beans and fruit. Conn even set up a bed in the corner of the bathroom and found a change of clothes.
"He changed clothes," Victor Bigham said. "At first, the cops didn't recognize him, and we came in here and did some searching. We found the camouflage pants he had on, and he took them off in here. He had changed clothes and was trying to get back and get going again."
When trying to capture Conn, he tried to lie to the Bighams and claimed he knew where he was, according to Victor.
"I stopped him and he said he was trying to get into his house," Victor said. "And I said, 'No, this is not your house.'"
"By the time I pulled up and got out, Chase came by and said Victor had him," Brady Bigham said. "I went around to help, and I wasn't going to let him get away. I actually grabbed him with force."
Shortly after, law enforcement arrived at the house on Proctor Street and arrested Conn. He was taken to the Lamar County jail.
On Monday, Conn was transferred to the Monroe County Detention Center, according to Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell.