Dad tackles burglar after hearing daughter scream, holds him at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Jason Kane Tillman
Jason Kane Tillman(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (custom credit) | Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Feb. 7, 2020 at 12:30 PM EST
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LINCOLNTON, N.C. (WBTV) - A father and homeowner “turned the tables” on a home invasion suspect and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened Thursday morning at a home on Philadelphia Church Road. Officials say the homeowner was lying in bed when his wife and daughter returned home from a dentist appointment. A short time later, he heard his daughter scream and rushed to her room where he found an intruder.

The report states the father then “tackled” the alleged home invader - identified as 43-year-old Jason Kane Tillman - and held him at gunpoint until deputies, who were already in the area investigating other break-ins, got to the scene.

Tillman was arrested and charged with four counts of felony breaking and entering and one count each of attempted breaking and entering to a building, larceny from a building, and possession of stolen property.

He was taken to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center and placed under a $51,000 bond.

No further information has been released.

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