Police say Scott County burglary suspect stopped by armed homeowner

Friday, October 24, 2008

BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County deputies arrested a 35-year-old Sikeston, Mo., man Wednesday in connection with an attempted burglary, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release.

Jason Roach allegedly approached a residence on County Road 538 on Tuesday and rang the doorbell. Police say Roach turned the doorknob and would have gained entry, according to the homeowner, were it not for the safety latch on the door.

Roach entered the home through a rear garage entrance where he was greeted by the homeowner, who held a handgun, according to the news release.

Roach allegedly told the homeowner he was lost and asked for directions.

Roach had recently been charged with another burglary and was out on bond. He is being held at Scott County Jail on $5,000 cash-only bond.

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