Drunken Suspect Subdued by Homeowner

Huntsville, TN (2018-07-02) An allegedly drunken burglar was subdued by an Oneida homeowner that held the suspect until the cops arrived.

Marion K. Marcum

Marion K. Marcum, 36, of Oneida was booked into the Scott County Jail early Sunday morning after authorities say he broke-into a Niggs Creek home.  According to an arrest warrant filed by Deputy Darcy Phillips of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, Marcum reportedly was confronted by the homeowner, who subdued him and restrained him until the cops arrived.

Authorities say the homeowner was awakened shortly before 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning by the sounds of beating on his door.  When he looked outside, the homeowner reportedly saw Marcum ripping up plants outside his home.  Marcum then reportedly made his way up onto the front porch, and then entered the home without permission.  The homeowner confronted Marcum and told him to leave.  Authorities say that Marcum then grabbed the homeowner; taking his glasses off his face and breaking them.  The homeowner called the cops, who responded to the burglary in progress.

Marcum was taken into custody without incident.  Authorities say that Marcum had a strong odor of alcohol on him when he was detained.

Marcum was charged with burglary, vandalism, assault, criminal trespassing, and public intoxication.

Phillips was assisted on the scene by Assistant Chief Deputy Andy Lewallen, and Deputies Casey Geisler and Gary Sexton of the Scott County Sheriff’s Office, along with Sgt. Brett Bond and Officer Chad Jones of the Oneida Police Department.