The Youngstown man accused of breaking into an elderly woman’s home appeared in Mahoning County Court on Friday.
Alex Melton, 26, was arraigned on a felony burglary charge.
Melton allegedly smashed through a front window of a home on Ferndale Avenue on Wednesday.
Once inside, the 72-year-old homeowner fired a shot at him and missed, then held him at gunpoint until police arrived.
Melton told police he was being chased.
His bond was set at $20,000. He’s due back in court next week.