Police: Homeowner uses bat to beat man trying to break into home


LINCOLNTON, N.C. - A Lincoln County man is out of both jail and the hospital after police said the owner of the home he was trying to break into, fought back.

Deputies said the Lincolnton homeowner grabbed a baseball bat and hit James Boyd Friday night as Boyd tried to break into his house.

They said Boyd later checked himself into a hospital with head injuries.

Deputies said Boyd was with two other men when they tried to break into the home.

Deputies have not said if those two men have been caught.