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Two suspects apprehended following altercation with homeowner, brief manhunt

Posted: July 23, 2013 - 7:54pm
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LEE HOGAN STAFF PHOTO Faulkner County Sheriff's deputies and Greenbrier Police officers were involved in a manhunt Wednesday afternoon. A homeowner at 55 Bell Circle shot at, and missed a burglar Wednesday afternoon resulting in a search for the suspect or suspects after escaping.
LEE HOGAN STAFF PHOTO Faulkner County Sheriff's deputies and Greenbrier Police officers were involved in a manhunt Wednesday afternoon. A homeowner at 55 Bell Circle shot at, and missed a burglar Wednesday afternoon resulting in a search for the suspect or suspects after escaping.

GREENBRIER — An altercation with a homeowner and a brief manhunt ended in the arrest of two suspects Tuesday afternoon.

Faulkner County sheriff’s deputies and Greenbrier police officers were involved in the manhunt after authorities said a homeowner shot at suspects attempting to burglarize his property.

FCSO Chief Deputy Matt Rice said Daniel Freyburger, 36, of Greenbrier, and Angel Stane, 24, of Conway, were found in a nearby field following the altercation with the homeowner.

Rice said the altercation occurred around 1 p.m. at 55 Bell Circle, located just south of Greenbrier.

Homeowner Sean Cantrell told authorities when he entered the home, he heard a disturbance in the basement area. Authorities said Cantrell retrieved a gun, and went to investigate the noise when he encountered and fired upon the suspects. Cantrell told authorities he does not live in the home, but uses it to store items.

Rice said Cantrell fired twice at the intruders, but did not hit them. The suspects were able to flee the scene, authorities said.

A Greenbrier Police Department K-9 tracked the suspects’ scent to nearby Ridge Drive before it became tired and lost the trail, Rice said.

Stane was found wandering in a nearby field, and was arrested by authorities around 2:28 p.m. Freyburger was found hiding in the same field, and taken into custody shortly afterward, authorities said.

Rice said authorities believe there is a possible third suspect, but no traces were found after a search of the area.

The apprehended suspects were taken to the sheriff’s office for questioning, and the manhunt ceased, Rice said.

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