Chad Hudson of Blackwood Place in St. John's has been charged in connection with a break and enter on nearby Bell's Turn, which led to a confrontation between home owner and a home invader.
The home's owner said he was sleeping in a side room just above a door where a man broke in.
He said he heard a banging sound and rushed downstairs, where he encountered the man who had entered his house.
The man, who did not want to be identified, said there was no struggle, but he tried to keep the culprit there by speaking to him while another person upstairs called the police.
When the police arrived, the man ran away but officers caught up with him and put him under arrest.
No one was hurt during the incident.
Hudson said in court on Monday that he had a few drinks in him when the incident happened, and he apologized for the incident.
Hudson will appear in court on Tuesday morning for a bail hearing.