Armed Homeowner Foils Burglary, Two Arrested

Alan Keith Sawyer (left) and Terry Cecil Barker, Jr.
Alan Keith Sawyer (left) and Terry Cecil Barker, Jr.

Two people were arrested after deputies say a homeowner stopped a burglary as it was happening, Wednesday afternoon.

20-year-old Terry Cecil Barker of Starr and 26-year-old Alan Keith Sawyer of Anderson were both arrested and charged with third degree burglary following the incident.

According to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, a homeowner on Martin Road in Starr found the two in a backyard storage building and confronted them with a gun.

When deputies arrived, they took the suspects into custody without incident.

Barker and Sawyer are being held at the Anderson County Detention Center awaiting bond hearings.

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