Catoosa County homeowner points shotgun at drunk man trying to force entry into house Saturday night
According to a Catoosa County Sheriff's Office incident report, on Saturday, August 8th, 2020, at approximately 11:31 PM, Deputy McCaleb was dispatched to the address of Dietz Road in reference to a possible burglary in progress. Dispatch advised the homeowners present observed a male with an orange shirt attempting to break into their house through a window. Upon his arrival, Deputy McCaleb approached the house to the south side of the residence and observed a male on the porch of the residence wearing an orange shirt as described. The male later identified as Carlos Martinez Miguel, 23 of LaFayette, was sitting in a deck chair facing a sliding glass door with the homeowner inside on the other side of the glass. Deputy McCaleb ordered Carlos to show his hands, at which time he complied and raised both empty hands above his head. Deputy McCaleb placed the Carlos in properly-fitted, double-locked handcuffs before searching his person incident to arrest. The deputy immediately detected a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage emitting from Carlos and his breath. The deputy asked Carlos what he was doing, to which he stated he thought he was at a friend's house and was attempting to force his way inside to party. The deputy made contact with the homeowner, who stated he was originally alerted via his surveillance camera system stating there was someone near the driveway of his residence. The homeowner stated he looked out the window and observed the male near the deck of his residence. He stated he pounded on the window with his hand to attempt to scare away the possible intruder. He stated he then observed the male banging on the window before getting into a patio chair facing the sliding glass door and leaning back to kick out the glass with both feet. After several attempts, the homeowner stated he pointed his shotgun at the suspect out of fear and told him to stop. Deputy McCaleb received a written statement from the homeowner and advised the suspect at 12:00 AM on Sunday he was under arrest. The deputy transported Carlos to the Catoosa County Jail charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass.