Police: Three men break into wrong home, confronted by armed homeowner

Hunter Poole, 20; Laterian Williams, 20; and Antonio Vilchis, 20 (COURTESY IMAGE)

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - Three men are facing charges after police said they broke into a Dubuque home intending to assault a man, but the suspects entered the wrong house and were confronted by an armed homeowner.

Police responded to a home in the 1600 block of Main Street at about 12:30 a.m. Thursday following a report of a home invasion. The homeowner told police he heard someone slamming on his front door and attempting to enter his home. He went to another area of his house to retrieve a handgun, returned to the entrance and confronted the three suspects that had entered his home. The suspects fled the home once they realized the homeowner had a gun.

Hunter Poole, 20; Laterian Williams, 20; and Antonio Vilchis, 20, all of Dubuque, were arrested a short time later. Police said the men had entered the wrong home and the homeowner was not the man they planned to confront.

All three men are charged with second-degree burglary.