Turner Homeowner Held Alleged Burglars At Gunpoint
State Police say an alleged burglary by two people from Massachusetts was foiled when a Turner homeowner held them at gunpoint until cops could arrive.
Troopers responded to an abandoned house off Route 4 in Turner on Saturday for a report of an unknown disturbance. When they arrived, they found 47-year-old Corey Francis and 39-year-old Erika Lane, both of Gloucester, Massachusetts, being held at gunpoint by the homeowner.
The man told police that he stopped into the house when he noticed a Chevrolet Trailblazer with Massachusetts plates parked in the field. He said he walked behind the house and found that the back door had been forced open and the lock had been ripped off. When he saw a man and woman walking out of the house with their hands full of items, the man pulled a pistol and detained the suspects while he called for police.
Francis and Lane were charged with felony burglary and transported to the Androscoggin County Jail. Both people have since posted bail and are awaiting a court date.
This incident remains under investigation. Police say no one was hurt in the incident.