Homeowner nabs intruder during apparent burglary
A Kill Devil Hills homeowner ran down an intruder and held him for police after walking in on an apparent burglary early Thursday morning.
Klll Devil Hills police reported that Earl Winfree and his girlfriend Jennifer Cook had just come back from a visiting a friend when they noticed the glow from a flashlight inside the home.
When Winfree went inside, he confronted the intruder, who said he had meant to go into the house next door. Then he tried to get away, police said in a statement.
While Cook called 911, Winfree went after the intruder. He caught him just outside the house and held him until police arrived. Several items from Winfree’s home were found in his pockets, Kill Devil Hills police reported.
Arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and possession of stolen property was Julian Goulet, 17, of Kill Devil Hills. He was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.
“It was one of those rare occasions where the suspect was probably quite glad to see the police show up,” said Det. Kevin Davey.
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