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Hopkinsville homeowner detains burglary suspect until police arrive

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James Brandon Mullen (Courtesy: Christian County Jail) James Brandon Mullen (Courtesy: Christian County Jail)
HOPKINSVILLE, KY (WSMV) -

After being assaulted by a man believed to be burglarizing their home, a Hopkinsville couple was able to keep their attacker at bay until police arrived. 

According to WTOP, Hopkinsville Police responding to a burglary in progress early Sunday morning on the 220 block of Princeton Road. 

When officers arrived, they found 47-year-old James Brandon Mullen of Hopkinsville restrained by the homeowner, 52-year-old Loretta Delaney. 

Delaney told officials that Mullen entered their home, assaulted him and a female inside, and attempted to flee before he was restrained. 

Police say Mullen also allegedly dropped a small bag of methamphetamine during the altercation. 

Mullen was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and possession of meth. He is being held at the Christian County Jail on a $250,000 bond. 

It's unclear exactly how the homeowner managed to overtake his attacker. 

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