BROWNHELM TOWNSHIP, Ohio - A Lorain County homeowner caught a burglary in progress Thursday afternoon.
Lorain County Sheriff's deputies were called to a house on Baumhart Road in Brownhelm Township after the homeowner saw a man and woman removing items from the home.
The resident continued to provide updates to authorities until they got to the scene, including notifying them that one suspect had a gun.
When deputies, Metroparks Rangers and Ohio State troopers arrived at the house, the two suspects fled into a bean field toward a wooded area. According to the sheriff's office, they set up a perimeter and caught 37-year-old Jeffrey Saunders, of Lorain. Nearby, they located a loaded .45 caliber handgun.
Deputies said the other suspect, 26-year-old Rachel Adams, of Lorain, was found lying in a bean field near Middle Ridge Road.
Saunders was charged with burglary, breaking and entering, theft of a firearm, aggravated robbery, three counts of felonious assault, weapons under disability and tampering with evidence. Adams was charged with complicity to burglary, complicity to breaking and entering, tampering with evidence and possession of drug abuse instruments.
Both were taken to the Lorain County Jail.