Opp mayor confronts burglar inside her home
OPP, AL (WSFA) - An Opp man is in custody after Opp police say he was caught burglarizing homes - including the mayor’s.
Forty-five-year-old James Graves faces second-degree burglary charges, according to the Opp Police Department.
Mayor Becky Bracke says she was home during the burglary.
“He showed no emotion at all. I grabbed him and said ‘I’ve got you now, the police are on their way.' And so he paused, and he was real slow moving. He jerked away from me, and I went after him," Bracke said. “It’s funny when something like that happens how you react. It just made me mad. I was never scared. I was just so mad that he had broken into my house.”
After the suspect fled from Bracke’s home, police said they received another call, this time from a resident on U.S. Highway 84 West concerning “a male suspect acting suspiciously with a homeowner.”
The suspect fit the description of the first burglary suspect and was taken into custody.
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