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Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar After Warning Him to Leave Several Times: Sheriff

Deputies say Jason Edward Brown, 26, tried forcing himself into a home in the Farmer Denton Road area of Denton.
Credit: Randolph County Sheriff's Office
Jason Edward Brown

A man accused of breaking into a home in the Farmer Denton Road area of Denton on Friday now faces additional charges. 

Randolph County Sheriff's Office says Jason Edward Brown ,26, is charged with misdemeanor second degree trespassing and misdemeanor resisting a public officer in addition to felony breaking/entering terrorize/injure and misdemeanor injury to real property. He was placed in Randolph County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond. 

The homeowner shot Brown after warning him to leave several times, according to a sheriff's release. 

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The homeowner told deputies that Brown approached him in his yard and appeared to be under the influence of some substance. He said he and his child went inside to hide from Brown in a closet. 

Then, the homeowner said Brown kicked in the door - busting the door casing - and continued to try to force himself into the home. 

The homeowner told Brown to leave several times, but could no longer stop him from getting inside the home. The homeowner then shot Brown through the door, injuring him.

When deputies arrived, they chased Brown toward the back of the home, and apprehended him on a nearby property. 

Brown was arrested after receiving treatment at the hospital.

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