Homeowner with gun confronts suspected burglar

Darrik Burton
Darrik Burton

A Bartholomew County woman found a man in her home rummaging through her things over the weekend, but he ran away when she came into the room with a gun.

Authorities are now reporting they have arrested 33-year-old Darrik Burton of Pine Street, in Columbus in the case.

The incident unfolded at about 2:50 p.m. Saturday in the 7000 block of County Road 300S when a woman heard someone shaking her front door to see if it was locked. She retrieved a handgun and found a man going through a bag in the kitchen. The man ran from the home and she lost sight of him.

Shortly afterward, off-duty Columbus police officer Jay Frederick saw a man matching the description walking on County Road 400W. The homeowner identified Burton as the suspect and he was taken to jail on a preliminary charge of residential entry.

The sheriff’s department says that Burton is being held on $257,000┬ábond and is a suspect in another incident in the same area on the same day.