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Georgia homeowner holds burglary suspect at gunpoint until law enforcement arrives

A homeowner in Georgia held a robbery suspect charged with more than a dozen car break-ins at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest him.

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office received a call on May 20 that someone had broken into their car at a home on Gumlog Road.

When police arrived at the home, they found several vehicles had broken into the house. Sheriffs quickly identified the two suspects as Hunter Adams, 18, and Travis Foskey, 21.

Shortly thereafter, a call was received in the same area of ​​a homeowner holding a suspect (later identified as Adams) at gunpoint in his home. When the woman came home, she found the suspect dressed in her husband’s clothes.

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Investigators identified the two suspects as Hunter Adams, 18, and Travis Foskey, 21. (Towns County Sheriff’s Office)

The sheriff’s office said an investigation found the suspect to have forced his way into the home.

When police arrived at the home, the suspect attempted to flee, but was tackled by officers and taken into custody. Adams was charged with felony larceny and 20 felony counts of burglary.

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The homeowner held the robbery suspect at gunpoint until police officers arrived to make an arrest. (Towns County Sheriff’s Office)

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Investigators identified the second suspect as Foskey and obtained an arrest warrant. Foskey was arrested the next morning. He is charged with felony larceny and 20 felony counts of burglary.

The sheriff’s office posted on Facebook, “Sheriff Ken Henderson acknowledged the homeowner’s prompt action and holding the suspect into custody until officers arrived, and the officers and investigators who quickly apprehended the suspect. I commend you,” he said. “This type of criminal activity doesn’t happen every day in Towns County.”

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