Coweta Homeowner Surprises Burglar, Sparks Manhunt
COWETA, Oklahoma - A woman surprised a burglar trying to get into her home near Coweta Friday morning, sparking a manhunt in the woods nearby.
Law enforcement officers arrested a suspect at about 1:30 p.m. They identified him as Andrew Harbour, 18.
The home is located near 91st Street South and 305 East Avenue. According to deputies she's the wife of a Wagoner County official.
Deputies said the woman was home alone when she heard someone at the front door. When she saw the door knob turning, she opened the door and confronted him and he away.
Wagoner County deputies asked for help from Broken Arrow Police to search for the suspect. Video from Osage SkyNews 6 HD shows the search was taking place in dense woods.
Law enforcement used a drone to track the suspect but its batteries ran out.
Deputies found footprints which they believe were left by the burglar, so they brought the K-9 officer there to begin tracking him.
They said the suspect climbed a fence, ignoring a "no trespassing" sign, to get to the house. The woman said he was holding some kind of saw in one hand.