Armed resident stops attempted home invasion


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Two people are facing charges after police say they tried to break into a home, but it was the man inside who stopped them.

It happened on Clemens Place in the Village of New Bethel subdivision in Franklin Township.

Keith and Kellie Durham were arrested for theft, burglary and possession of a controlled substance.

Police believe the pair broke into the home the night before when no one was there. When they returned Friday morning, the homeowner’s son was there and he was armed.

Police say he handcuffed and held the suspects at gunpoint until officers got there.

“I think this was a crime of opportunity and I think that some people don’t go about getting things the right way, like people who work and purchase their own things instead of stealing them,” said Becky Owens, who lives two doors down from the home.

Neighbors say they believe the home was targeted because a for sale sign in the front yard may have led the burglars to believe the home was unoccupied.

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