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Lone Oak resident faces burglary charges

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After an alleged residential burglary and an investigation that included an ATF agent and two bomb squads Saturday morning, a Lone Oak resident faces state and federal charges.

Jon M. Mullins, 42, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, first-degree criminal mischief, fleeing or evading on foot, possession of burglary tools, and theft by unlawful taking, more than $500, according to a news release from McCracken County Sheriff Jon Hayden.

The a homeowner called 911 around 4:20 Saturday morning and told a dispatcher she thought someone had broken in. She said she was hiding inside a closet at her home on the 4000 block of Magruder Road. The dispatcher stayed on the line with her while the suspect opened the closet door. The caller confronted the suspect with a loaded pistol just as McCracken Sheriff's Sgt. David Shepherd arrived, Hayden said.

Mullins ran out the front door, and Shephard chased him into a cornfield, tackled him and arrested him. The homeowner was not injured, police said.

Sheriff's deputies and the Paducah police found items hidden near the home's driveway that they believed Mullins had carried outside during the course of several trips into the residence. The items included a rifle and several boxes of ammunition. Police also believe Mullins broke into two vehicles parked at the residence, causing more than $1,000 worth of damage.

Detectives learned the suspect was living on Charleston Avenue behind the old Lone Oak High School and searched his home around 9:30 a.m. The search uncovered multiple homemade improvised explosive devices including pipe bombs, literature on the making of bombs and IEDs, Kevlar vests, ammunition, tear gas and other related items. Police believe the devices were being made at the residence, Hayden said.

An agent with the ATF and the Kentucky State Police and Paducah Police bomb squads were called to the scene, and bomb technicians seized numerous items as evidence. The scene was cleared just after 2 p.m.

Mullins' record includes convictions for trafficking in a controlled substance in 1990, possession of a handgun and a long gun by a convicted felon, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in 2004, first-degree criminal trespassing in 2010 and theft by unlawful taking in 2011. Federal charges are pending, Hayden added.

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