Jacob Clark (WVLT)
CUMBERLAND CO., Tenn. (WVLT) -- One man is dead and another faces charges in Cumberland Co. after they tried to break into a house, according to the Cumberland Co. Sheriff's Dept.
Deputies got the call of a burglary happening and gun shots fired just after 11 a..m Tuesday.
When they made it to the house on Arthur Seagraves Rd. in the Pleasant Hill Community, they found the resident, 65-year-old Albin Buechel, Jr., with bruises and cuts.
Buechel said two men came into his home and attacked him, and that he had shot several times from his handgun in response.
Deputies found the body of 20-year-old Jacob Clark of Putnam Co. not far from the home, and they arrested 18-year-old Joe Pugh of Cumberland Co. on foot in the area.
Clark had a single gunshot wound in the chest.
Pugh is in custody at the Cumberland Co. Justice Center on charges of aggravated burglary.
He will be in court on June 18th.
Buechel operates a Cash-4-Gold business, and said he sets up a stand at the Crossville Flea Market. He said he'd met Clark there a few times in the past, and believes the men targeted him because of his business.
His neighbor, Scott Roark, recalled Buechel getting a gun a few years ago.
"I don't know if it was the business he was getting into where he felt threatened or felt that he needed the protection at the time, but we all thought he was kind of crazy for it. But obviously not," said Roark.
Despite the terrifying experience, Buechel said he feels sorry for the suspects' families, who have lost one to jail and the other, forever.
Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.