Suspect in custody after surprising homeowner during attempted break-in
COWETA, Okla. (KTUL) —
Wagoner County investigators say the wife of a county official surprised a man trying to break into her home Friday morning near East 91st Street South and 296th East Avenue around 10 a.m.
After a manhunt near Coweta, the suspect is now in custody.
According to the sheriff's office, the woman was home alone when she heard a noise at the front door and saw the doorknob turning. When she opened the door, she surprised a man trying to break in. He ran off into the woods and deputies, assisted by the Broken Arrow Police Department and a K-9 unit, initiated a manhunt in the area that continued for approximately two hours.
After several hours, the suspect, 18-year-old Andrew Darren Harbour of Broken Arrow, was taken into custody and booked on charges of second-degree burglary, police say.
According to police, Harbour, who was unarmed, was located walking east on 81st Street near 289th East Avenue and was arrested without incident.
The sheriff's office hasn't identified the woman or the county official to whom she is married.