Couple holds home invasion suspect at gunpoint

ROANE COUNTY - A husband and wife in Harriman are being credited with catching a home invasion suspect and holding him at gunpoint until authorities could arrive. 

According to the Roane County Sheriff's Office, the wife was asleep in bed around 3 a.m. Tuesday when she woke up because of a noise in the downstairs area of her Webster Road home. 

The wife got a gun, and called her husband, asking him to call the police. 

The wife, Judith Elrod, told WBIR 10News, that she held the intruder at gunpoint while waiting for her husband to arrive home. 

The couple held the man, later identified as 41-year-old Homer Fox, at gunpoint until deputies arrived on the scene. Investigators said evidence revealed that Fox had burglarized the wife's vehicle before going inside the home. 

Fox is charged with Aggravated Burglary with home invasion, burglary and theft. 

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