DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Dickson man woke up with an intruder’s hand down his pants and scared him away.
The father of two believes the culprit was looking for his teenage daughter, but went into the wrong bedroom.
Corey Huddleston, 52, has since been charged with aggravated burglary and sexual battery.
Huddleston allegedly went to the home of Bret and Elizabeth Cutrell early Tuesday morning.
A guest was at the house when someone knocked on the door. When they opened it, a man believed to be Huddleston pushed his way in to the residence, according to a police report.
Mrs. Cutrell says the man asked if they had any cigarettes or beer before he began asking about her daughter, who is 14 years old.
At one point, the suspect allegedly exposed his genitals, touched himself, and even tried to make his way into the teenage girl’s bedroom.
That’s when they told him to leave, but after the suspect went outside, he went around to a bedroom window and climbed inside.
The Cutrells think he was trying to get to the girl’s bedroom, but instead found her father.
When Bret Cutrell woke up, he felt a hand down his pants.
Cutrell told News 2 he thought it might have been his wife, but when he opened his eyes, he spotted Huddleston.
“It was quite a wake up call,” said Cutrell. “It both disgusted me and infuriated me at the same time.”
He scared the man away and went to check on his family.
“I could tell he wasn’t expecting me. I think his main target was my daughter.”
Cutrell said his main priority was his family’s safety, so he just let the intruder run out.
“I wanted to rip the guy apart. If my kids hadn’t been in the house, he’d probably either be in the hospital or dead right now.”
Huddleston is now in the Dickson County jail on $50,000 bond.
He has more than 100 prior charges on his criminal history, including theft, assault, aggravated rape, and many more.