Butch Thomas dialed 9-1-1 after observing two strange men enter his
mother's nearby house. Once he knew police were on the way, Thomas
grabbed his shotgun, drove his own car into his mother's driveway
to block the intruders' vehicle, and went in to confront the men.
Thomas ordered the two into the backyard, where he made them lie
down, then tied their hands behind their backs. The duo was
arrested and charged with burglary. Corporal Mike Parsons of the
Jackson County Sheriff's Department commented, "It's rare when we
get a call that a burglary is in progress and the suspects are
still there when we arrive. To have them tied up and waiting -- was
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