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The Armed Citizen® March 20, 2014

The Armed Citizen® March 20, 2014

Rodney Long, 38, an inmate who had escaped from prison, decided to hide out in the home of 71-year-old Jerome Mauderly and his wife Carolyn, 66. He broke into the home around 10:15 p.m. and held the couple hostage as he gathered supplies to aid in his escape. But after four hours, Jerome Mauderly decided to put up a fight and retrieved his shotgun. Mauderly fired a single shot before a 911 call was made shortly after 2 a.m. Police arrived to find Long lying face down in the kitchen of the Mauderly's home with a fatal gunshot wound, putting an end to the manhunt. Long was serving time on a burglary charge and was suspected of shooting a sheriff's deputy after his escape from prison. The Mauderly's sustained no injuries. (The Huffington Post, Bedford, Iowa, 8/21/13)

A business owner, who also resides at the business, was awakened late at night by a loud noise. After arming himself for protection, he went to investigate. The business owner discovered an armed intruder attempting to pry open the cash register. The burglar assaulted the business owner prompting him to fire several shots. The burglar was taken to a local hospital for his gunshot wounds and it was last reported that he was listed in critical condition. Warrants have been issued for his arrest on charges of first-degree burglary, felony larceny, two counts of safe cracking, possession of a firearm by a felon, first-degree trespassing and assault. (The Daily Herald, Roanoke Rapids, N.C., 12/29/13)

From The Armed Citizen® Archives

December 1985: The stranger had threatened the woman with rape and allegedly was trying to make good on the threat as he broke into her Buffalo, N.Y., home. As he struggled with the woman's husband, trying to stab him, she opened fire with a rifle, wounding the intruder. (The News, Buffalo, N.Y.)

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