Burglar Jumps From Closet, Attacks Homeowners Before Fleeing Their Home, Police Say

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Source: Madison County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Aug. 17 2022, Published 1:04 p.m. ET

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A man surprised two people at a home in Alabama when he jumped out of their closet and cut them, police said.

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Shortly after 1 p.m. on Aug. 5, Marlon Anthony James II is accused of attacking the pair in their home in Huntsville and then fleeing, WAAY-TV reported.

The homeowners were treated at an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Four days later, on Aug. 9, police said they tracked down 34-year-old James and took him into custody.

The suspect faces multiple charges, including first-degree burglary, second-degree aggravated assault and second-degree assault.

He was being held at the Madison County jail on a $35,000 bond.


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