A Fleming County resident is facing burglary and other charges after allegedly being caught — and fighting — with a homeowner.

According to documents filed in Floyd District Court, Brett N. Meade, 37, of Flemingsburg, was arrested on July 5 for first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and public intoxication of a controlled substance.

Kentucky State Police Tropper Timothy Hurtt alleges in the citation that he was called to investigate an alleged burglary of a home in McDowell that morning. 

The homeowner, identified as Darren Sexton, claimed that he came home at 7 a.m. and discovered that his Yukon “had been severely damaged and broken into,” court documents say, and that his residence had been burglarized and “had been destroyed.”

“Darren advised that he then went into his bedroom and discovered (Meade) was asleep in his bed and was holding a shotgun,” Hurtt wrote in the citation. “He advised that he confronted (Meade) and got into a physical altercation (with Meade). He advised that he then contacted KSP for further assistance.” 

Hurtt reported that when he arrived on scene, he saw the shotgun that Meade was allegedly holding. He reported that Meade appeared to be under the influence and “his actions were lethargic.” 

“It was evident that he was under the influence … and a danger to himself, others, and property,” Hurtt wrote. 

Meade was transported by Lifeguard Ambulance to McDowell ARH, where he was treated for injuries received during his alleged altercation with Sexton, Hurtt reported.

Meade entered a not guilty plea in the case when he was arraigned in Floyd District Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held on July 16.

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