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Suspects Nabbed Minutes after Home Burglary

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
Rusy Ott Danny Capps

Eight minutes after two men burglarized a West Knox County home and beat the homeowner, a Knox County Sheriff’s Office Deputy caught the suspects and took them into custody without incident.  A little after 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, 52 year old Ronald Hayduke returned to his house at 9706 Middlebrook Pike and found a black car in the driveway.  As he unlocked the door to his house, the two suspects pulled him in and beat him in the face, then forced him into the bathroom where they told him to wait until they left.  As soon as the suspects fled, Hayduke called 911.

Officer Glenn Simerly spotted the suspects’ car on Lovell Road and made a traffic stop.  The two suspects are identified as 23 year old Rusty Ott of Knoxville.  He has been charged with aggravated burglary with a bond of $12,500 and aggravated kidnapping with a bond of $18,000.  The other suspect, 29 year old Danny Capps, also of Knoxville was charged with simple assault with a bond of $1,300, aggravated burglary with bond set at $15,000 and aggravated kidnapping with a bond of $21,000.  Ott has been arrested previously for theft and burglary.  Capps has spent time in prison for aggravated burglary.

Rural Metro treated Hayduke at the scene for his injuries.  He was not transported to a hospital.



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