Alert Homeowner Shot armed Burglary Suspect in his home in Saline County

An armed burglary suspect was shot by a Saline County man returning home on Tuesday after the suspect drew a weapon as he left the man’s house.

Deputies from the Saline County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence on East Sardis Road in response to reports of gunshots. Upon arrival, the deputies discovered the homeowner, who informed them that he had dialed 911.

The man witnessed the suspect exiting his house while aiming a gun at him. Following the incident, the homeowner mentioned that he took out his firearm and shot at the suspect, who was later identified by officials as John Nutt from Little Rock, in an act of self-protection.

Deputies reported that Nutt fled from the residence. After an extensive search, authorities located Nutt and apprehended him. Authorities discovered stolen items in Nutt’s possession when they found him.

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He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening, according to officials. Deputies mentioned that Nutt is anticipated to be charged with residential burglary and aggravated assault.

The sheriff’s office officials mentioned that the investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. They also stated that, at the moment, they do not anticipate the homeowner to be charged with any offenses.