Porterville woman wakes up to home invasion

August 8, 2012 12:25:11 AM PDT
The incident happened at a home on the 600 block of south Creekside Street in Porterville at about 5:30 Tuesday morning. A woman says she woke up to find the suspect standing over her while she slept.

The suspect is identified as Gale Owens, 21, of Porterville. When the victim woke up, the startled suspect then ran out the back door.

Police arrested Ownes near the victim's home and with evidence they say linked him to the crime.