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Report: Mobile home park owner catches burglar in the act, cuffs him

Jerome Sprague (Source: CCDC) Jerome Sprague (Source: CCDC)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

North Charleston police say a mobile home park owner caught a 23-year-old man breaking in to a mobile home Thursday, and was able to hold the suspect at gunpoint until the authorities arrived.

Jerome Sprague was arrested Thursday morning and charged with second degree burglary.

According to an incident report, the owner of Highland Trailer Park, 42-year-old Robert Windom, spotted Sprague climbing into a mobile home on Tipson Street through a rear bedroom window around 10:50 a.m.

"He was halfway in, and that's when I saw him from there. I saw his legs and half of his body, probably from here down, dangling out of the window."

The retired cop says his training took over.

"I ran to me vehicle, retrieved my gun. I came back. I moved the blinds and the curtains, and I put the subject at gunpoint, told him to get his hands up. He put them partially up. I told him to get his hands all the way up."

Windom handcuffed Sprague and waited outside the home for police. He told police the mobile home park had recently experienced a number of property crimes.

Police say fresh pry marks were found near the window, and a screw driver was found nearby. 

A witness at the scene told police Sprague was seen walking around the neighborhood in recent days.

The report states Sprague admitted to the breaking into the home with the intent to steal. He was arrested and transported to the Charleston County Detention Center.

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