Elderly homeowner attacked, robbed during Jackson County home invasion

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JACKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A man wanted after a violent home invasion involving an elderly victim in Jackson County earlier this week has been captured.

The home invasion happened Monday morning at a residence in the Celina Highway area of the county.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect forced an elderly homeowner into a bathroom at gunpoint, then tied the person’s hands and feet with rope. He then left with the victim’s wallet and attempted to use the individual’s ATM card.

The sheriff’s office issued an alert for the unidentified intruder Monday afternoon and said a deputy was able to identify him as Joshua Owen and arrest him later in the evening.

Joshua Owen (Courtesy: Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

Owen was booked into the Jackson County jail on charges of aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated kidnapping. He has also been booked on multiple theft charges.

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