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Man trying to break into house was detained at gunpoint by homeowner; deputies caught second suspect

9 months 1 day 5 hours ago Wednesday, August 23 2023 Aug 23, 2023 August 23, 2023 7:55 PM August 23, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Larry Joe Myrick (left) and Mikhyl Parnell (right)

GREENSBURG - A homeowner started his Wednesday morning with a surprise when two people tried to break into his home.

The St. Helena Parish Sheriff's Office said two men went to an Amite home around 8 a.m. on Aug. 23. The homeowner saw the burglars on his home security system and grabbed a gun. 

Deputies said the homeowner confronted one of the men, Larry Joe Myrick, and detained him until law enforcement arrived. The other suspect, Mikhyl Parnell, ran away into a nearby woods and was caught by deputies later. 

Both Myrick and Parnell were arrested and booked for simple burglary, criminal damage and criminal trespassing. 

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