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ELGIN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a South Carolina man held a burglar at gunpoint after the suspect broke into his home and started beating his 11-year-old son.

Kershaw County Chief Deputy Jack Rushing says deputies responding to a burglar alarm at an Elgin home around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday found the homeowner with a gun trained on 23-year-old Nathaniel Roberts

Rushing says the homeowner told deputies right after the alarm went off, his son started screaming and Roberts started beating him.

Rushing said in a statement the homeowner grabbed his pistol and held Roberts for police.

Rushing says Roberts appeared to be drunk or high.

Roberts faces burglary and assault and battery charges. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.