Burglary Suspect Hurt in Homeowner Attack

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) - Nye County sheriff's officials say a suspected burglar is hospitalized after a Pahrump homeowner found him in his garage, chased him and beat him with a gun.

Sheriff's Detective David Boruchowitz says a police dog tracked 32-year-old Beau Brandon Batemon to a home not far away from the scene of the alleged 3 a.m. Tuesday break-in on Irene Street, and Batemon was arrested.

Deputies also found a vehicle they think Batemon parked in the desert nearby.

Boruchowitz says that during the initial confrontation, the burglar struck the homeowner with a flashlight.

But the homeowner fought back.

Boruchowitz says Batemon was taken in custody to University Medical Center in Las Vegas for treatment.

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