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Roberts

A Nacogdoches man was jailed Thursday on allegations that he broke into a home and attacked the homeowner with a machete.

Edgar Joel Roberts, 20, is charged with two second-degree felonies for burglary of a habitation and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon his alleged role in the break-in, which happened in the 1400 block of CR 521 just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office activity log, Roberts had broken into the home and was inside when the homeowner came back to the house and interrupted him.

According to the arrest affidavit filed against Roberts, the homeowner, who was not named, "received information" that Roberts was in the house, and returned to the home with "his employer."

Roberts was found "hiding in a bathroom" and "displayed a machete."

The homeowner and Roberts struggled, during which the homeowner was cut on his right hand, before they were able to wrestle him to the ground on the back porch of the home, the affidavit reads.

Jail records list Roberts as living on the same road as where the crime was committed.

Roberts' bond totaled $45,000 on the two charges: bail was set at $20,000 for the burglary charge and $25,000 on the assault charge. He was still jailed as of 2 p.m. Thursday.

If convicted, Roberts could be sentenced to between two and 20 years incarceration on each of the felonies, which also carry fines up to $10,000.

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