Police used a stun gun Saturday to subdue a Millsboro man suspected of trying to break into a Harrington home.
Officers were called to a home on Thomas Street where the homeowner reported someone forced their way into a garage and then attempted to enter the residence.
Sgt. Earl K. Brode of the Harrington Police Department said officers identified the suspect at Benjamin T. Beyer of Millsboro.
While searching the area, an officer found Beyer walking on Clark Street and ordered him to stop, Brode said.
Beyer reportedly ignored the officer’s commands and attempted to flee. The officer caught up to Beyer, who began to fight and resist arrest, leading the officer to use a stun gun, Brode said.
After being arraigned, Beyer was taken to the Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown, where correctional officers found a pill bottle containing 31 oxycodone pills concealed in his groin area, Brode area.
Beyer is charged with burglary, attempted theft, resisting arrest, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance, promoting prison contraband and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held at the Sussex Correctional Institute in default of $8,000 in unsecured bonds.