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Cranberry homeowner pursues, holds burglar at gunpoint for police

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Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, 6:03 p.m.
 

A Cranberry man held a burglar at gunpoint in his garage early Monday until police arrived, police said.

Matthew A. Fettis, 27, of Richland threw an antique wagon wheel through a window at the Heston Drive home of Joseph and Laura Eisel to get inside around 3 a.m., according to a police complaint.

John Eisel told police he woke up to find Fettis standing in his bedroom doorway. He told police that when he yelled, Fettis ran.

Eisel grabbed a gun from a closet and chased Fettis to the garage, where Eisel held him at gunpoint while his wife dialed 911, police saidd.

Police charged Fettis with burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

 

 
 


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