Police: Man breaks in, found with hatchet and pants down

A woman walked into her Middletown residence Friday morning and found a man in a bed with a hatchet and his pants down, according to police.

Michael Robert McClain, 39, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, felonious assault and public indecency.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of Woodlawn Avenue on a report of a burglary. An investigation revealed a man entered the house and was lying in bed “with his pants down” with his genitals in his right hand and a hatchet in his left, according to the police report.

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The woman called for her husband to get the man out of the house. The homeowner then attempted to wake up the man to get him out of his house.

Because he was in fear for his life, the homeowner struck the man in the head with his handgun and a fight began, according to the report.

“Tim fought the defendant out of the bedroom, through the kitchen, and outside the house,” the police report states.

The homeowner chased McClain out of the house, and when McClain took “an offensive stance” and came at the homeowner, he fired one shot into the ground.

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The suspect fled behind a rear detached garage and came back toward the residence. The homeowner then fired a shot into the ground, and the man ran away.

Police found McClain on the sidewalk in the 200 block of Young Street, bleeding from the head.

McClain was treated at a local hospital then booked into the Middletown Jail on charges. Bond was set at $450,000. His next court appearance is July 13, according to the Middletown Municipal Court.

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