Blount Co. man holds burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrive

Blount Co. man holds burglar at gunpoint until deputies arrive

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Colin Patrick Lynch (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office) Colin Patrick Lynch (source: Blount County Sheriff's Office)

SEYMOUR (WATE) - Blount County deputies say they arrested a burglary suspect Wednesday night after he was held at gunpoint by an elderly homeowner's son.

Deputies say the homeowner was on the phone with her son when Colin Patrick Lynch, 29, walked into the house carrying a shovel.

They say the woman started yelling at him to leave.

Deputies say her son happened to be nearby and drove to the home.

They say the woman's son, who has a handgun carry permit, told the man to drop the shovel.

The two men scuffled, but the woman's son was able to pin Lynch to the floor and hold him at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

Lynch is charged with especially aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated assault. Bond has not yet been set.

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