The three men accused of breaking into a trailer last week on Stoner Ephesus Road were reportedly driving around Clark County looking for a place to rob.
Then the homeowner caught them in his home.
Clifton Young, 26, Virgil Herald, 37, and 49-year-old Vernon Gill, all of Lexington, are facing second-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools charges following the incident last week.
During their preliminary hearing Wednesday in Clark District Court, Clark County Deputy Sheriff Lee Murray testified that the resident, Leonard Joseph, was going fishing with two friends when they drove past his home Feb. 19 and saw a strange pickup truck parked in the driveway.
Murray said Joseph and his friends stopped to investigate and found men inside his home. When Joseph yelled at the men, one started to approach him carrying a crowbar in a "threatening manner," Murray said. Joseph fled to his friend's vehicle as the suspects ran to their truck and drove away.