Sure enough, early that morning he saw two men
enter a car on nearby Lee Street, then head toward his property. His wife called
9-1-1 while he took an unloaded shotgun into their attached garage, where he
encountered the young men already inside the garage and approaching the door to the
house. He ordered the first man to sit down and wait for police, but after
sitting briefly he took off, as had the second suspect.
The next day, as police were investigating the incident, the
homeowner spotted the young man he had detained, leaving a nearby convenience
store. There he learned that the man’s name was Michael Edwards, and he noted that Edwards was
wearing the same pants he’d had on during the burglary the night before.
This Monday, police conducted a photo line-up, and the
homeowner identified Michael Edwards as the suspect.
Tuesday evening, police executed a search
warrant at 906 Fourth Street. Edwards was interviewed and denied involvement or
knowledge of the May 17 burglary. Nonetheless, based on evidence gathered and the homeowner's identification of him, the 19-year-old was charged with
burglary and taken to jail.
The investigation continues as police focus on the second
suspect and whether either or both
of the men are responsible for other thefts and burglaries in the city.