A sheriff’s deputy responded to a report of a break-in at a rural home Thursday afternoon and arrived to find an intruder inside.

Wesley Lindley, 59, of Brownwood was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of burglary of a habitation, jail records state.

Sgt. David Mercer was dispatched to a home on U.S. Highway 183 North on a report that someone was breaking into a 75-year-old woman’s home.

The intruder was on the couch when Mercer arrived. The woman held up a walking stick to protect herself, and the man took it away and held it up as though to strike her, Mercer’s report states.

Mercer said the intruder and the woman did not know each other and it did not appear the intruder knew where he was.

In other recent incidents:

Someone took a purses from vehicles parked in the 1100 block of Clements and the 2000 block of Sixth. Officer Dustin Bode arrested Jimmy King, 52, of Brownwood on a possession of marijuana charge after Bode and officer Sky Self went to the 1500 block of Avenue A. Self arrested Carl Franklin, 25, of Brownwood on a warrant for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and on a new charge of possession of marijuana after Self went to the 200 block of East Commerce to serve the warrant. Officer Stephanie Morgan arrested Arturo Vaquera, 25, of Brownwood on a DWI charge after a traffic stop near Baker and Fisk. Someone took a computer monitor computer keyboard from a vehicle parked in the 4000 block of Glenwood. Someone took a radio from a vehicle parked in the 1600 block of Wood. Sgt. Mitch Slaymaker arrested Tina Garza, 24, on charges of unlawful restraint and assault after a disturbance in the 2800 block of Southside. Arnold arrested Patsy Benson, 45, of Brownwood on a theft charge after an attempted shoplifting at Wal-Mart. Lt. John Harper arrested Dennis Bradley, 45, of Brownwood on a charge of failure to identify and on outstanding warrants after seeing Bradley standing in a yard in the 900 block of Melwood. Someone took a chainsaw and DVD player from a construction site in the 900 block of Rogan. Someone entered a vehicle parked in the 3600 block of Fourth but did not take anything. A neighbor told police someone had entered his vehicle parked in the 1400 block of Glade and a wallet was taken. Someone took a weed eater and a cutting torch from a home in the 8700 block of County Road 270 in Zephyr.