- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

LEROY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama sheriff says a grand jury will probably decide whether to file any charges after a suspected burglar died after a homeowner tied him to a tree.

Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer tells Al.com (https://bit.ly/2aoFYcP) that 68-year-old Nathanial Johnson, of Leroy, Alabama, caught 31-year-old Cleveland Jones Gully breaking into the back door of his home, about 60 miles north of Mobile, Friday night. Stringer says Johnson chased Gully out, jumped on him, tied his hands behind his back, put duct tape on his mouth and tied him to a tree with insulated electrical tape and clothesline.

Johnson then went to call 911. When deputies arrived about 10 minutes later, Gully was dead.

An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

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