DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – A Toney man was arrested in Decatur after court records show he broke into a home where children were present and was chased by the mother into a nearby store when he tried to leave the scene.

The Decatur Police Department says someone called to report that there had been a burglary at her home while her children were there. Court records show the burglary was reported by one of the children after they saw the man had gone through boxes in the home.

According to the court records, when the man was leaving the home, the mother returned to find him walking out without a shirt on and chased him into a Family Dollar. Once they were inside the store, Decatur Police arrived on the scene and arrested 42-year-old Christopher Jason Hovis of Toney.

He was arrested on December 28 and charged with second-degree burglary. He is being held at Morgan County Jail on a $5,000 bond.