A Summersville man who illegally entered a house Friday south of Summersville — and was held at gunpoint until officers arrived — is charged with two felonies.

William T. Hebert, 33, of 5027 Marquis Road at Summersville, is charged with first-degree burglary (a class B felony) and attempting to tamper with a motor vehicle (a class D felony). 

Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said deputies were dispatched regarding a report of a burglary in progress at a residence on Highway W in the Summersville area where the homeowner reported finding an unknown man inside. 

Upon arrival, officers observed the suspect  – later identified as Hebert – being restrained by several citizens, Lindsey said. Investigation revealed a relative of the man who owns the house arrived there and discovered Hebert inside. Hebert reportedly became agitated and made threats. 

Lindsey said the relative then armed himself and held Hebert at gunpoint until additional family members arrived to assist. Deputies arrested Hebert, but he resisted by attempting to bite officers and move to the driver’s seat of a patrol vehicle.

Hebert was ultimately restrained and transported to the Texas County Jail with a bond set at $400,000. The Missouri State Highway Patrol also assisted.

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