Break-in suspect attacked by resident

GLOUCESTER, Va. (WAVY) — A man who deputies say tried to break into a Gloucester County home got more than he bargained for — injuries serious enough to keep him in the hospital for days.

On March 26 around 4 p.m., deputies responded to a residence near the intersection of Orchard Lane and Hickory Fork Road for a report of a breaking and entering in progress, according to Captain John Schick with the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were told a man had entered the residence and the suspect and a resident got into a struggle, causing injury to the suspect. He fled on foot, but was found at a nearby home and identified. Schick said the suspect was transported to Walter Reed Emergency Room and then to the MCV Hospital in Richmond where he was treated and released two days later.

Upon his release, the suspect, 32-year-old Michael Brandon Hogue of Hickory Fork Road, was charged with breaking and entering with the intent to commit a misdemeanor. He is being held in the Gloucester County Jail without bond.

Schick said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

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