Broken Arrow police say they have a confession from a suspect who broke into a house and was fired upon by the homeowner when caught in the act.
According to a police spokesperson, Marcy Elizabeth Hong, 47, of Marshall, Mo., was arrested in her home state last week and extradited to Tulsa on Wednesday. When questioned by deputies and detectives, Hong admitted to committing the crimes, a news release says.
The alleged crimes took place on Aug. 22 about 10 a.m. Police say the homeowner heard a noise, retrieved a firearm and called 911. When investigating the noise, the homeowner saw a broken window and a woman, with a hammer and a gun, attempting to enter, police say.
The homeowner fired shots at Hong, who fled the area. BA police, the K9 unit and the Tulsa police helicopter tried to track her, but efforts were unsuccessful. A witness reportedly told officers he saw Hong get into a late-model, dark-colored sedan.
During the investigation, detectives said they believed the crime was the “result of a recent transfer of property; in which the suspect located the victim's address. It is believed the suspect may have arrived at the residence to retrieve property she thought to belonged to her.”
At the time, it was unknown if Hong was hit by the homeowner's gunshots, but when she was interviewed at the Tulsa County jail on Thursday, investigators found out she had escaped uninjured, a police spokesperson told 2 Works for You.
Hong has been charged with attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and first-degree burglary and she is being held in lieu of $70,000 bond.
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