Intruder held at gunpoint by man

Published 12:20 pm Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday is normally considered a day of rest. But this Sunday started out anything but peaceful for an Ironton homeowner.

Now a Chesapeake man is in the Lawrence County jail awaiting arraignment on aggravated burglary charges.

Around 4 a.m. the homeowner at 1024 S. 4th St., was awakened by a noise in his house. Investigating, he found a man in his house, according to Ironton Police Chief Jim Carey. When questioned the subject told the homeowner he was cold. He was then given a blanket, Carey said.

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Then the homeowner discovered money missing from his wallet. The intruder denied taking it. At that point the homeowner got a firearm and held the intruder until the city police arrived.

Arrested was John Timothy Bare, 48, who gave an address of 121 Private Drive 1134, Chesapeake, who is expected to appear in Ironton Municipal Court this afternoon, Carey said.

Bare had been released on Oct. 15 from Gallia County jail on a contempt charge resulting from a previous disorderly drunk arrest, according to a Gallia dispatcher.

At that time he gave authorities an Oak Hill address.

Carey declined to release the homeowner’s name because of his age.