Second Degree Burglary: Joseph Buckelew
An elderly person awakes to find a burglar passed out on the floor in their home on Saturday morning after the suspect damages several items. Joseph Buckelew of Annison was arrested and charged with burglarizing a victim in Boaz. Buckelew was charged with one count of Second Degree Burglary, which is a felony. According to Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin, he ran from the home after he was startled by the victim and sought help from a neighbor who pursued Buckelew with a golf club. Buckelew was taken into custody a short time later down the road. Buckelew is currently being detained in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.