Thursday, April 25, 2013

TX:Armed good Samaritans credited for stopping two crimes this week

This story is from December 27, 2012, but I missed it at the time.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman is alive, thanks to the bravery and quick thinking of two strangers in Liberty County. And incredibly, it's not the only story of heroism to happen this week.

ust two days before Christmas, Gary Cherry says he drove around the corner on Route 105 and saw a man stabbing a woman in the middle of the road.

"Then we got up and came toward me and that's when I drew my gun. I told him to get on the ground," Cherry said.

The licensed gun owner says he held the man until Liberty County deputies arrived.

"They were glad I showed up when I did," he said.

Crystal Ward came upon the scene and got the wounded woman's son out of the car and to safety.

"She was crying. She was telling her mother that she didn't think she was going to make it," Ward said.

And on Christmas Day in Cleveland, a neighbor with a concealed handgun license is being thanked for helping police arrest Demetrius Jackson. He is charged with burglary and accused of attacking two elderly women. The gun owner fired shots into the air and chased Jackson until officers could get there.

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