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Accused burglar captured at gunpoint by homeowner’s son

An alleged burglary attempt at an Dean Hill residence in Oneida ended in the arrest of a Winfield woman, after the was cornered inside the home she allegedly broke into by the son of the home’s owner.

Chessie L. King, 37, of an Isham Road residence in Winfield, is facing aggravated burglary charges following the incident on Wednesday, July 17.

According to an arrest warrant filed by Oneida Police Department Sgt. Brett Bond, he arrived at the Dean Hill Road residence following a 911 call shortly after 6 a.m. to find a man at the rear of the residence, holding a door leading into the basement.

The man, who authorities said is the son of the home’s owner, had received a call from his mother’s caretaker, telling him that she heard someone talking. He arrived at the home to discover King in the basement. He told police that she “came at him.”

Inside the basement, Bond and OPD Patrolman Zack Strunk encountered King, who had an unopened pocket knife clenched in her fist, according to the warrant filed by Bond.

King allegedly told police that she thought she was in her home. She was taken into custody and transported to the Scott County Justice Center in Huntsville.

Man arrested after shot fired: A Brimstone man was arrested Sunday after allegedly firing a shotgun at what he believed to be a would-be intruder at his mother’s residence.

Henry Joe Mills, 38, of Robbins, was arrested outside his mother’s Ridge Road residence during the late evening hours Sunday.

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According to an arrest warrant filed by Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Johnson, 911 dispatchers received a call saying that a man had been talking loudly during an argument, and that the loud talking stopped after a shot was fired.

Johnson’s warrant stated that deputies found Mills in the woods on the property, holding a 12-gauge Mossberg in his hands.

When asked, Mills put down the weapon, and allegedly told officers that he was inside his mother’s residence when he saw someone who “was after him” put their face to the back door. He allegedly admitted to firing a shot that knocked the glass out of the door and busted the door open.

According to the warrant, multiple shotgun shells were found littered about.

Mills allegedly admitted to taking Xanax, Adipex and drinking beer earlier in the day. He was charged with reckless endangerment with minor injury, and possession of a firearm under the influence.

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