A second arrest has been made in last week’s case in which a homeowner used a machete to stop a man from burglarizing his home.
According to Long County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Tom Sollosi, a 15-year-old male was arrested Thursday for his involvement in the incident. Sollosi said the name of the male could not be released because he is a minor.
At around 1:30 p.m. June 21, Burnt Pines resident Jose Vera heard a commotion in the back of his home and realized that someone was attempting to break in. Vera then grabbed a large machete-type weapon and went to where he heard the noise. Vera saw a man breaking in and a teen who appeared to be a lookout.
Vera swung the blade at the man, who later was identified as Isaac Cummings, 18, cutting the man on his hip/buttock. Vera detained the man until an LCSO deputy arrived at the scene and placed the Long County man under arrest. The teen ran off, but he was arrested two days later.
Both suspects were charged with criminal intent to commit burglary. Sollosi said that earlier reports of a third person being involved in the case could not be substantiated at this time.