Boy Tied Up in Home Invasion, Grabs Gun, Sends Suspects Fleeing

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified boy who was recently tied up during a home invasion in Webster, Texas, grabbed a gun and sent the suspects fleeing, reports

The incident began when Charles Jacobson and James Barnett (pictured) allegedly entered the home and held the three residents hostage. During the home invasion, police say that Jacobson sexually assaulted two unidentified women.

“The suspects then tied all three residents and drove them to a field in Alvin, Texas, where they were to be murdered,” Chief Ray Smiley said. “However, [Barnett] was able to talk [Jacobson] out of killing the victims.”

The two suspects then drove the family back to their home in Webster, Texas in order to get rid of some evidence.

“The male juvenile victim was able to get free and arm himself with a handgun which the family had,” said Chief Smiley. “He then confronted the suspects, who fled the scene."

Barnett drove away in Jacobson’s pickup truck while Jacobson tried to hide in some tall grass near a house under construction, but was soon apprehended by police. Barnett was later arrested after the  truck was spotted outside a convenience store.

Jacobson faces two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, while Barnett was charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping and one count of aggravated robbery.