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Greenwood Homeowner Holds Burglary Suspect At Gunpoint

Kyler Thompson is accused of breaking into a home, only to be stopped by the owner carrying a gun.

GREENWOOD, Ind. – An Indianapolis man is in jail after police say he broke into someone’s home only to be held by the homeowner at gunpoint until the cops arrived.

Greenwood Police say Kyler Thompson, 46, had entered a home in the 800 block of N. Madison Ave. around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday.  A woman in the home said she and her husband woke up to the sound of the breaking glass in another room.  That’s when officers say the man grabbed a gun and found Thompson in a spare bedroom.  Investigators say the homeowner held Thompson at gunpoint until police arrived to take him to jail.

According to officers, Thompson say he had been next door and was trying to stop a friend of his from entering the home. But investigators say Thompson’s friend was never found or identified.

Police say they found several items from inside the home belonging to the couple laying in the yard.

Thompson is in the Johnson County Jail without bond.  Officers say he also has a felony arrest warrant in Marion County for possession of a firearm.


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