Augusta homeowner thwarts burglary

Kenneth Parks

A man is facing charges after an armed homeowner thwarted a burglary Wednesday.

According to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew, Jeffery Pinckney, 54, was at his home on the 1500 block of Lee Beard Way about 10:30 a.m. when he heard the doorbell ring. Soon after, he heard someone trying to break into his backyard shed.

Armed with a handgun, Pinckney approached the man, who was later identified as Kenneth Bernard Parks.

Police said the two men began to fight, and Parks bit Pinckney.

The homeowner was able to hold Parks until deputies arrived.

Parks, 53, was booked into the Richmond County jail on charges of battery and second-degree burglary.

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