Johnson City police arrested a Lafollette man on Thursday who was shot in the leg Wednesday night while allegedly burglarizing a house at 104 White Way Drive in north Johnson City.
According to a news release, Lam Duc Nguyen Hoang, 27, 2221 Jack Borough Pike, Lafollette, was charged with aggravated burglary and theft.
Police said Hoang was arrested after he broke into a residence and stole items. Hoang allegedly entered the home through a window at the back of the house and was unaware that a resident, who was not identified, was present. The resident located Hoang in one of the bedrooms while he was rummaging through drawers and ordered him to the floor at gunpoint.
The resident told police Hoang made a sudden move toward the inside of his jacket and the resident shot him in the leg.
Hoang was taken to Johnson City Medical Center and held overnight. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center Thursday and was being held on a $51,000.00 bond. He is scheduled to be arraigned today at 9 a.m. in Sessions Court.