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    Not picture perfect, but effective.



    DEATSVILLE -- The homeowner normally wouldn't have been home in the middle of the day. He should have been at work. But he came home at 1 p.m. Tuesday to check on a cable repair job.

    Lucky for him he did.

    When the Deatsville man pulled into his driveway in the Dusty Trail neighborhood, he saw a strange car and noticed the front door was standing open. He suspected something was wrong. And he was right.

    Inside, two would-be burglars were ransacking the house.

    "He went inside and confronted them," said Capt. Joe Sedinger of the Autauga County Sheriff's Department. "They told him they were looking for somebody who owed them money. He didn't buy it. They ran out, he met them around front and shot the tire out."

    The victim, whom Sedinger would not identify, used a 20-gauge shotgun to blast the rear tire of a Kia coupe as the suspects attempted to speed away. His aim was true, and it helped deputies make an arrest.

    Sgt. Casey Ott found the suspects a short time later along a secluded dirt road, attempting to change the flat tire.

    "One of them looked like he was going to run," Ott said. "I drew down on them and got them on the ground. I called for backup, and help came pretty quick."

    Arrested on burglary charges were Gary Arnold Alvies, 22, of 409 Mockingbird St., Prattville, and Aaron Michael Pace, 22, of 208 Deer Trace, Prattville.

    They are being held in the Autauga County Metro Jail under no bonds pending a parole revocation hearing, courthouse records show. Both are on parole for theft-related charges, the records showed.

    Sheriff Herbie Johnson applauded the quick action of the homeowner.

    "A man has the right to protect himself, his family and his property," said Johnson. "I'm so proud of him. I'm thinking about buying him a box of shells so he can keep that shotgun loaded."
    "Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced."

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    Sheriff Herbie Johnson applauded the quick action of the homeowner.

    "A man has the right to protect himself, his family and his property," said Johnson. "I'm so proud of him. I'm thinking about buying him a box of shells so he can keep that shotgun loaded."
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    Now there's a Sheriff I'd like in my district too
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    That's my kind of Sheriff

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    Now thats a feel good story,
    and what a Sheriff!

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    More shells

    One heck of a story. Now if the sheriff would go ahead and buy him that box of shells he could shoot out all four tires next time and then they wouldn't have to go looking for the dirtbags.
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    like you said, not the most picture perfect course of action, but it worked out for him. glad the guys were caught.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob The Great View Post
    like you said, not the most picture perfect course of action, but it worked out for him. glad the guys were caught.

    I was thinking how would you or I have handled it differently considering that he did not have a CCW on him to start with. Things turned out exceptional but what should he have done differently? Possibly called the police before entering his house? Not entering? Go next door and borrow the neighbor's Glock?

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    All's well that ends well huh?

    I wonder if he'll have to buy them a new tire?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FN1910 View Post
    I was thinking how would you or I have handled it differently considering that he did not have a CCW on him to start with. Things turned out exceptional but what should he have done differently? Possibly called the police before entering his house? Not entering? Go next door and borrow the neighbor's Glock?
    I've come home to a lone strange vehicle in my driveway before, and it put me on alert. However, because I have roomate's that sometimes have visitors over, and because I didn't see any signs of forced entry, I chose to enter cautiously and see who it was. I was armed, but it turned out to be one of my roomate's friends who had come to visit, and my roomie had gone to get food, leaving him alone in the house. I think he sensed that I was a little uneasy finding him in my house, but a few minutes later, my roomate walked in and introduced us.

    My general plan is, if there are obvious signs of forced entry or robbery (door kicked in, trail of my stuff leading out to the car, etc), I'll block their vehicle in with my truck, move behind it while keeping eyes on the door, call 911 and tell them there is a robbery in progress, and wait with hand on holstered gun.
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    Glad things worked out for the home owner, it's nice to have a suportive sheriff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Now there's a Sheriff I'd like in my district too
    Sheriff Herbie Johnson is kinda of legend in this area.

    There's a story of him arresting a group for cock fighting and having them follow him in their own cars back to the county jail. When one of the suspects was asked why he followed the Sheriff to jail he said "That's one man I don't want hunting me down."

    Sheriff Johnson will be Sheriff as long as he continues to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    There's a story of him arresting a group for cock fighting and having them follow him in their own cars back to the county jail. When one of the suspects was asked why he followed the Sheriff to jail he said "That's one man I don't want hunting me down."
    That's awesome! How do we clone this man?
    "A well-educated electorate, being necessary to the continuance of a free state, the right of the people to keep and read books shall not be infringed."
    Is this hard to understand? Then why does it get unintelligible to some people when 5 little words are changed?

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    They are being held in the Autauga County Metro Jail under no bonds pending a parole revocation hearing, courthouse records show. Both are on parole for theft-related charges, the records showed.
    The revolving door just hit 'em in the butt. Glad everyone made it through okay. Now, let's just see how diligently the locks are placed on that ol' revolving door.
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