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Homeowner captures burglar

01/09/2012

A man who burglarized a home on Middle Valley Road earlier today was captured by the homeowner. Byron London was involved in doing some work on his home when the suspect, identified as Amous L. Young was observed by Mr. London leaving the house. The homeowner grabbed and held the suspect while calling the Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies arrived on scene they found this is the second time the same suspect has burglarized the home. He first burglarized the home last Friday, January 6, 2012 and then again today. Deputies recovered property valued at over $2000 from the suspect.

Amous Leon Young w/m age 54 has been charged with two counts of Burglary, Theft over $500, Theft over $1000, Burglary of a vehicle and Possession of Burglary tools. He was transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

This investigation was handled by Deputy Mickey Rountree.

Janice Atkinson
Public Information Officer
Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

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