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

Dad tackles burglar after hearing daughter scream, holds him at gunpoint until deputies arrive
Jason Kane Tillman (Source: Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

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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