Homeowner fires at burglary suspect, one arrested
May 15, 2010 @ 06:59 AM
HUNTINGTON,WV — A Huntington man fired a gun at a man attempting to break into his home at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
According to Sergeant John Williams of the Huntington Police Department, 34-year-old Houston E. McClung was grazed by the bullet. McClung had broken through a section of glass on the front door.
McClung was located at his residence in the 300 block of West 7th Avenue. He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was treated and released. He was incarcerated at Western Regional Jail at 5:35 a.m., which reported McClung as being held on one felony count of nighttime burglary.
The Huntington Police Department news release stated McClung also was facing assault and destruction of property charges.
The release states the investigation indicates the two men had been involved in an earlier altercation, at which time McClung had threatened bodily harm to the homeowner. Alcohol appears to be a factor in regards to McClung, the release states.
Michael Legg, who lives in the 700 block of Gill Street, has been identified as the homeowner. He is not facing charges.