Home invasion foiled by armed homeowner

Two Hot Springs men were arrested Tuesday night after they allegedly forced their way into a local residence only to be chased away by the homeowner who had a gun.

Dewayne Marvin Johnson Jr., 18, who lists a Riley Street address, and Wintrell Va’quint Coleman, 20, who lists a Highway 290 address, were both charged with a felony count of aggravated residential burglary, punishable by up to life in prison, and a misdemeanor count of first-degree criminal mischief, punishable by up to one year in jail.

Johnson, who was taken into custody around 11:45 p.m. after allegedly trying to run from Hot Springs police, was also charged with a misdemeanor count of fleeing on foot while Coleman was taken into custody shortly after 2 a.m. in the same area.

They were initially being held on zero bond, but both appeared via video Wednesday in Garland County District Court and pleaded not guilty to the charges. Judge Joe Graham set bond for each at $25,000 and a felony review hearing for both of them is set for Oct. 21. Graham also issued a court order barring them from future contact with the victim.


Shots fired in Bristol home invasion, manhunt underway

BRISTOL, Va. — UPDATE 6:07 a.m.

A manhunt is underway in Bristol, Virginia following an overnight home invasion. The call came in around 3:00 a.m. Friday morning.

Police tell us three masked suspects broke into a home on Island Road in the area of Wagner Road.

Investigators say the resident was asleep on the couch when the suspects came into the home. According to investigators, at least one suspect and the resident fired several shots before the suspects fled the scene.

They believe all three suspects are young males.

Officers are currently reviewing video from a nearby home to try to learn more about the suspects. Investigators have not been able to determine how the suspects left the area. They are working to determine if they were on foot or if they left in a waiting vehicle


Suspected burglar shot by Munford homeowner

MUNFORD, Tenn. — A suspected burglar was shot by a homeowner in Munford.

The Tipton County Sheriff’s Office said a homeowner noticed that his surveillance cameras outside his home were being moved so he got his gun and went to see what was going on. When he went outside he found a man in his yard who then lunged at him.

That’s when the homeowner reportedly shot him.

That suspect was later identified by authorities as Thurmon Morrow. He was treated at the hospital and then booked into the jail on aggravated assault and resisting arrest charges.