Sunday, February 05, 2012

Good neighbor holds up thief: "I saw this guy step out of the house with a sack of stuff on his back like Santa Claus," Foster said. "I got my pistol out," Foster said matter-of-factly. Seeing the burglar cut across his own yard was too much. He pulled a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun and attracted the intruder's undivided attention. "I threw down on him and said 'Don't move,' " Foster said. The man, identified by police as 23-year-old Jason Carver, complied. Easily the best decision he made in a day marked by one really bad one. Foster knew that if he went back inside to get his phone, the man lying face down in the yard would get up and run away. So he started yelling for help, and someone called 911. Carver was charged with one count of felony breaking and entering. He was still in the Forsyth County Jail on Friday afternoon, and it's not his first rodeo. Among other items, he has prior convictions for felony burglary, larceny and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

OR: Drug-seeking home invader shot: "Police on Friday acknowledged that drugs may have been the target of two men who reportedly burst into a southeast Eugene home on Thursday in what authorities describe as a home-invasion robbery attempt gone wrong. One of the alleged intruders — a man whose name has not yet been released by police — was fatally shot by a 27-year-old man who lives at the house in the 3300 block of Stoney Ridge Road. Meanwhile, a second suspect in the incident is behind bars. He is identified as Darrin George Dubouch, 39, of Coburg. Dubouch allegedly ran from the house after the shooting occurred. He was arrested a short time later, after a Springfield police dog found him hiding in a wooded area less than one-quarter mile from the home, authorities said."

Alabama gun battle: " A birthday celebration at Eddins Estates apartment complex on Ken Sealy Drive turned volatile when two men entered the home, demanded money, and opened fire. "When I came home there was, like, blood stains all over my building, like on the gorund. You could tell where something just happened," says Trent Gray, a resident of Eddins Estates. When Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Deputies arrived they found four victims in the apartment and another in a seperate unit. The sixth gunshot victim is one of the suspects. He was injured when a guest at the party returned fire. The suspect was seen being dropped off at DCH by a private car. The suspect that was shot underwent emergency surgery and is currently listed in stable condition. "It's a difficult investigation. We've got victims in the hospital [and] a number of witness that scattered throughout the complex," says Tuscaloosa Sheriff Ted Sexton. Tuscaloosa Police arrested another suspect, 23-year old Donald Deshun Wynn [above], at a relative's house in Cottondale."

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