Man with rifle thwarts attempted home burglary

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY, Lori James) - An attempted burglary was thwarted by a man striking the suspect in the head with the butt stock of a rifle as the suspect tried to gain entry into a bedroom window.

    Residents at the 2500 block of Teslin St. reported that the suspect had threatened them. Police say after being struck in the head, the suspect jumped out of the window and went to a second window, breaking the screen in an attempt to again make entry into the residence.

    The Juneau Police Department received a call to the location early Saturday morning just before 3:00.  

    Sgt. Brian Dallas provided details.

    "On arrival about two minutes later, officers located a man walking away from the residence through a side yard towards a wooded area. Officers told him to stop, but he ran into the wooded area where he hid. Officers searched the wooded area, locating him several minutes later, but he took off running and after a short foot chase, he was tackled and taken into custody. He was identified as 21 year old Demetrius Campos."

    Campos was then taken to the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on charges of Burglary in the 1st Degree, Assault in the 4th Degree, and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree. Burglary in the 1st Degree is a class B felony, Assault in the 4th Degree is a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Mischief in the 5th Degree is a class B misdemeanor. Campos was held without bail per the bail schedule.

    Alcohol is believed to be a factor in this case.

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