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Lee County homeowner holds burglary suspect for law enforcement

Paul Aaron Eaglin | Photo: Lee County Sheriff's Dept.

This happened Wednesday on County Road 659 in Lee County.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 3:07 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A Lee County homeowner was able to restrain an accused burglar until law enforcement arrived.

The incident happened on Wednesday, October 24 at a residence on County Road 659.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says the homeowner heard a noise outside and went to inspect.

A woman at the home noticed a person in the backyard and identified him as Paul Aaron Eaglin, 34.

The homeowner approached Eaglin and attempted to hold him for law enforcement.

The sheriff’s department says deputies were in the area checking a suspicious vehicle that was later determined to be in possession of Eaglin.

Deputies arrived and took him into custody.

Officers say the homeowner used physical force to restrain Eaglin for law enforcement.

Eaglin is accused of entering a vehicle while on the property and trying to steal a car stereo.

The sheriff’s department says Eaglin is already on house arrest for an auto burglary, and that his criminal history consists of burglary and attempted robbery.

The injuries to Eaglin were sustained prior to the arrival of deputies, the sheriff’s department reports.

He was taken to North Mississippi Medical Center for treatment and is now being held in the Lee County jail.

Eaglin is charged with auto burglary.

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