Dog helps corner suspect

Published 2:59 am Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A few elements of a country song — a dog and a shotgun —helped hold a home invasion suspect at bay early Sunday morning until deputies could arrive an make an arrest, sheriff’s officials said.

The suspect, identified as 20-year old Glenn Phillips of East Brewton, was allegedly walking along Travis Road about 2 a.m. Sunday when he came to a house, kicked in the door and entered, according to Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.

A dog inside the home cornered Phillips, giving the resident time to retrieve his shotgun and call 911.

The victim held Phillips on the floor with the shotgun until deputies arrived and arrested Phillips without incident.

Lambert said Phillips was not armed.

Phillips was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on a charge of burglary.

According to the sheriff’s department, as of Tuesday, the suspect was charged with burglary, second degree and criminal mischief, third degree and was being held pending a bond hearing.