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.
Mabel Fletcher, 64, was sleeping when her dog woke her with a forewarning bark. She scrambled in the dark for the 9 mm handgun that she keeps in the nightstand next to her bed. As Fletcher retrieved her firearm, a woman she did not know came into her bedroom.
Robert Jones, 77, heard the glass shatter when a man threw a chair through a picture window in Jones' home just before 2 a.m. Jones retrieved a firearm he kept in his home and confronted the man. Jones warned the intruder that he had a gun and that he would shoot, but the suspect reportedly continued toward him.
When a woman, her son and her son's girlfriend made arrangements to meet with the prospective buyer of their Apple smart phone, they never expected it to transpire the way it did. After making arrangements online, they arrived at the QuikTrip convenience store where the meet-up was to take place.
After an argument occurred at a house party, one man was asked to leave. The 27-year-old man returned a short time later with a rifle and began firing shots outside the home. According to witnesses, the man then pointed the rifle at several people attending the party