Store Owner Catches Burglar in the Act

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BAXTER COUNTY, Ark. — A store owner caught a suspected burglar in the act and then held him at gunpoint until law enforcement arrived.

It happened Saturday around 4 a.m. at the Old School House Antique Mall in Midway.

Deputies say the store owner found Christopher Mattson, 45, in his store and pulled a gun on him.

Deputies believe Mattson then pushed the owner who then fired a warning show into the ground. The suspect then cooperated until law enforcement arrived.

Mattson is charged with commercial burglary and assault in the third degree. He’s being held on a $15,000 bond.

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