Sheriff: WV man breaks into house, fights with deputies

January 7, 2020 GMT

PAGE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia authorities arrested a man accused of breaking into a house, barricading himself inside and then fighting with deputies, a sheriff’s office said Monday.

Ronnie Owens Jr., 43, is charged with burglary, obstruction and battery of a law enforcement officer, according to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.

A statement from the sheriff’s office said the incident began after deputies responded to a burglary call early Monday at a home in Page. Authorities said they could see Owens inside the residence when they arrived but he wouldn’t listen to them and instead attempted to barricade himself in the house.

Owens then resisted arrest and fought with deputies after they entered the home, according to the sheriff’s office.