Neighbor stops Logan County, WV home invasion, holds suspects at gunpoint

It happened early Saturday morning in Christian just outside of Man in Logan County.

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LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WYMT/WSAZ) - Two men breaking into a family's home while they were out of town were caught by a neighbor. Now, one of them is in jail while the other recovers from a gunshot wound. That's according to West Virginia State Police.

It happened early Saturday morning in Christian just outside of Man in Logan County.

Troopers say Justin Blair and Jimmy Walker kicked in the door -- causing an alarm to go off. They say the homeowner received the alert and called a neighbor to go check it out.

The neighbor caught the men and shot Walker in the abdomen. He was able to hold both men at gunpoint until police arrived.

Blair was placed in handcuffs and put into a cruiser, but while the trooper was attending to Walker -- Blair kicked out the window and escaped. He was later found, arrested and taken to the hospital. He has been released and is now in jail.

Meanwhile, Walker is recovering from surgery.

The neighbor who shot Walker is not expected to face any charges.


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