FLORENCE — Authorities said a Lauderdale County man got more than he was expecting when a woman pulled a gun on him after he broke into a residence Monday afternoon.
Carlos Wayne Webster, 51, 115 Lauderdale 281, Florence, is charged with second-degree burglary, Lauderdale County Sheriff Ronnie Willis said Tuesday. He said Webster is accused of breaking into a house on Lauderdale 9, which is near Webster’s residence.
Investigator Clifford Whitten said the 58-year-old woman was at her son’s house to help him pack for moving.
“She was inside packing up some things and cleaning when she said this man kicked in a door and just came into the house,” Whitten said. “She said she asked him to leave and he wouldn’t. Then he took a step or two towards her and she pulled a gun on him, and he left then. She said he took off out the door running.”
Whitten said the woman called 911 and gave a description of the man and the clothing he was wearing.
Reports indicate deputies Tracy Vanderford and Joe Shanes were responding to the call when Shanes saw a man fitting the description.
“Joe saw him near the intersection of Lauderdale 9 and Lauderdale 281, coming across a field,” Whitten said.
The man was stopped and later taken into custody without incident, authorities said.
Whitten and investigator Brad Potts questioned Webster and later issued the charges.
Whitten said Webster denied kicking the door and breaking into the house.
“He said he was out walking and saw someone in the house and just stuck his head in the door to see what was going on,” Whitten said.
Department officials said the house had been burglarized during the weekend.
Whitten said a metal sink, metal cabinets, copper wiring and brass plumbing fixtures were taken from the residence. He said Webster is a suspect in that burglary.
Webster was released from the Lauderdale County Detention Center after posting bail of $2,500.
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