Released by the Rusk County Sheriff's Office:
RUSK COUNTY, TX - On Monday, September 13, 2010, at approximately 1:20pm, the Rusk County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a citizen in the North Central region of Rusk County on County Road 203. The victim called 911 stating a subject as attempting to unlawfully enter the residence.
Upon Law Enforcements arrival the subject attempting to enter the residence had left and entered in a wooded area behind the victims' home. The subject was apprehended in the wooded area approximately 20 minutes later by Rusk County Sheriff's Office.
The subject had been banging on the victim's door demanding the owner to open the door and stated he had a gun. The victim, not recognizing the subject, immediately calls 911. Rusk County Deputies and other Rusk County Officers responded to the call. The subject also tried to steal the victims' vehicle and tractor but was unsuccessful.
The subject resisted authorities for a brief moment prior to his arrest. The subject was not in possession of a handgun when he was apprehended. The area was searched for the weapon and no gun was found.
It is unknown at this time why the subject was attempting to enter the victim's home. The subject remains in the Rusk County Jail awaiting arraignment.
"Citizens of Rusk County or inside the city who encounter situations such as this should call 911 immediately and Law Enforcement will be dispatched," said Sgt. Viki Penny. "Do not allow people in your home that you do not know or recognize regardless of what they may say to persuade you to open your door."
Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle states that this type of criminal activity will not be tolerated in this county. The welfare of citizens in Rusk County is our top priority and we will make every effort to ensure their safety.