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Homeowner detains burglar at gunpoint after found in upstairs bedroom of Green home

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Posted at 7:37 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 21:17:51-04

GREEN, Ohio — A homeowner in the city of Green detained a burglar found in an upstairs bedroom until deputies arrived, according to a release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, the sheriff’s office received a 911 call at around 2:40 a.m from a resident on Graybill Road in Green.

The homeowner said a female entered the home and was found inside the upstairs bedroom. The burglar, who initially identified herself to authorities as a 29-year-old Akron woman, was detained by the homeowner at gunpoint until the sheriff’s office arrived at the home, according to Inspector Bill Holland.

"Unfortunately for her, she not only got arrested but she was captured by a homeowner who not going to be broken into that night," Holland said.

It was later determined that the burglar provided a false identity, and she was actually 30-year-old Megan Ryland, according to an updated news release from the sheriff's office.

Ryland entered the home through an unlocked garage door. She went through several rooms looking for items to steal, deputies said.

Ryland was arrested and charged with burglary, a second-degree felony, along with additional charges for misrepresenting herself to law enforcement officers. She was booked into the Summit County Jail.

All charges against the person who Ryland misrepresented herself as will be dismissed, authorities said.

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