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Woman Thwarts Would-Be Burglar



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Joseph David Young

Thursday, April 8 at approximately 10:45 pm, Baxter County Sheriff's Deputies responded to call of a man who had broken into a home at the Kingswood Mobile Home Park on Highway 5 South, and then fled the scene. Deputy Brice Hinson located a subject matching the description given in the area.  The suspect was taken into custody and a search of his person revealed a small mint canister that had multiple miscellaneous controlled substance pills inside.

The victim stated she was awakened by someone kicking at her back door. The victim stated she left her bedroom and when she got near the back door it came open and the suspect came in her residence. After the suspect swung his fist at her, the victim managed to push the suspect outside and then called 911 while holding the door as the suspect continued to attempt to gain entry.

Further investigation revealed that a 2nd home, which was vacant while being remodeled, had also been broken into. A lunch type pail, cell phone and drug paraphernalia were located in this second home.

Joseph David Young, age 40 of Mountain Home was arrested and charged with:

Residential Burglary, Class B Felony

Breaking or Entering, Class D Felony

Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Class A Misdemeanor

Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class A Misdemeanor

Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Class B Misdemeanor

Criminal Trespass, Class C Misdemeanor

Joseph David Young, who has been booked into the Baxter County Jail 27 prior times, was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center with bond set at $25,000 pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on April 22.

Sheriff John Montgomery