Athens Homeowner Hogties Burglary Suspect

Bethany Venable

Updated Wed, Nov 30, 2011 3:27 pm

When Athens County Sheriff's deputies responded to a burglary call last night on Elliotsville Road, they were met with an unusual sight -- the suspect was hogtied and unconscious.

Sheriff Pat Kelly says the homeowner returned to the house around 9 p.m. and found a person leaving out a back window.
The owner chased the suspect into the woods behind the house, eventually catching him.
Another person with the homeowner called 911.
The 21-year-old male suspect will be charged with burglary.
Kelly says the case is still under investigation and charges will be filed on a second person.
No charges will be filed against the homeowner.