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Louisville man arrested after allegedly breaking into home with teens inside

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Sonny Tweedy (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Sonny Tweedy (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say burglary suspects broke into a home with two teenagers hiding inside.

Louisville Metro Police were able to catch one of the suspects in the act. Officers say he was still inside the home when they arrived on the scene.

Police say the suspects broke into the home on Eastern Parkway on Wednesday morning, but the teens were watching from inside and dialed 911.

"She had stated that there was a white car in the driveway and she saw a white male exit the car with a blue and white shirt on...carrying a crowbar, and he knocked on the door," said, Det. Kevin Peak, with LMPD's 4th Division.

Detective Peak said the two teenagers inside stayed on the phone with a 911 dispatcher and out of the way of the burglars.

"They went and hid in the bathroom and locked the bathroom door," said Peak.

Police arrived a short time later and caught one of the suspects red-handed.

"The guy had a television and he sat the TV down and he took off running," explained Peak.

That suspect got away, but while searching the home, police learned there was another.

"Two detectives went inside to look and when they were clearing the house, the guys outside heard a loud crashing noise," Peak said.

Det. Peak said that crashing noise was 43-year-old Sonny Tweedy. 

"The guy jumped out the window of the second-story and landed on the air conditioning unit," Peak said.

Tweedy made his first court appearance on Thursday, charged with second degree burglary. He was wearing that same blue and white shirt the 911 caller described -- and he was even admonished by the judge.

"If true, these are very brazen actions that you and your codefendants have undertaken, sir," said Judge David Holton. 

And police say Tweedy was already on home incarceration in Indiana, but transferred to Louisville to look for work.

"I think it was out of Floyd County, Indiana, but he was staying over here," said Peak. "He was actually scheduled to be at job training that morning."

Police believe Tweedy and the other suspect have committed several recent break-ins here in Metro Louisville. Right now, Tweedy is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

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