Wed. Feb 8th, 2023

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis residence proprietor suggests he had to protect himself soon after catching a burglar in his rental residence.

Izaac Merriweather claims he produced the startling discovery all over 5 p.m. July 2 whilst he was examining the North Memphis assets on Might Road. He says the burglar was in the kitchen area.

“He came operating at me with a pipe, and I considered he was seeking to get rid of me,” Merriweather reported.

Performing on intuition, the 53-calendar year-outdated Military veteran suggests he jumped into motion.

“Got into it. Great matter I’m military qualified and I just opened up a can, as they say,” he said, “We got to battling and just fell on out the door, and we held battling exterior and that was it right up until I obtained him up off me.”

Law enforcement determine the burglar as Huey Askew and say he broke into the property by smashing a rear window. Investigators say he was lying in the yard with a head injury when officers arrived.

Huey Askew

They say Askew was dealt with at the healthcare facility then booked into the Shelby County Jail on aggravated assault and burglary charges. 

“Sometimes, you have to experience what you sow and pay out the piper,” Merriweather reported.

Merriweather says he’s had related difficulties at other qualities he’s renovating.

“Other locations I’ve been operating and someone’s tried using to rob or kick the door in while I’m in the household,” he stated.

As for Askew, Merriweather says he did not want to harm him but felt he experienced no option.

“Just feared for my lifetime,” Merriweather claimed, “Go in the military. Go (to) all these distinctive spots and I received to fight a lot more hand to hand fights in Memphis than I have all about the entire world.”

Police say Askew experienced warrants for theft and aggravated burglary. He’s thanks in court July 13th.