Memphis burglar shot by homeowner

Memphis burglar shot by homeowner

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    Memphis burglar shot by homeowner

    WMC-TV: News, Weather, Traffic, Radar, and Sports for Memphis, TN; WMCTV.com | Memphis man will not be charged for killing would-be burglar

    Reported by Blair Simmons
    Memphis man will not be charged for killing would-be burglar

    Posted: Jan 24, 2008 08:30 AM

    Updated: Jan 24, 2008 05:24 PM
    The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

    A man was shot to death while trying to break into a Memphis couple's garage Thursday morning, authorities said.

    Memphis Police said the suspect, Cloyd Turley, was attempting to break into a detached garage at a home on North Avalon around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

    When residents of the home were awakened by the disturbance, a male homeowner went outside to investigate, taking a gun with him.

    Inside the garage, investigators said, the homeowner found Turley attempting to steal items.

    Authorities said homeowner asked the man to stop. The suspect refused, and apparently then tried to attack the homeowner, according to neighbors, with a weed trimmer.

    The homeowner then shot Turley. He later died on the way to the hospital.

    Neighbor Marilynn Bridgeforth said she heard the gunshots, but didn't find out what happened directly behind her house until later Thursday morning.

    "I hear gunshots here a lot," she said. "I don't get up to see what's going on."

    Bridgeforth, who said crimes happen way too often in her neighborhood, said she recently experienced a similar terror.

    "I was robbed the week of Christmas...the Friday after Christmas," she said. "(I was) held at gunpoint, and I've been broken into twice."

    Bridgeforth was relieved her neighbor stopped the would-be burglar.

    "He shoulda shot him," she said. "He didn't have no business breaking in nobody's property, and if somebody break in mine, I'm gonna do the same thing. I'll shoot him, too."

    Late Thursday, the Shelby County District Attorney's office ruled the shooting was justified, and said the homeowner would not be charged for killing Turley.

    Apparently Mr. Turley had a history of such activity (several burglary/aggravated burglary charges, domestic violence, drug possession, etc. over the last 30 years) and it finally caught up with him. This is a perfect example of TN's Castle Law put in action. Can you believe the neighbor lady? 2 break-ins and robbed at gun point and ready to shoot a bad guy! Good for her.

    Mr. Turley's rap sheet:

    07603865 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 800951021 Offense Description VIOL OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION LAW O

    06136298 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM

    04103418 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION

    03134082 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM

    97023577 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

    97015755 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description OBSTRUCT HIGHWAY OR PASSAGEWAY

    96437518 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description BURGLARY

    93269095 04 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description CONTEMPT OF COURT-GENERAL LAW

    93269095 03 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description PERJURY

    93269095 02 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description

    93269095 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

    89095153 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description SELLING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

    89029065 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description USE/POSS FOR USE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

    88233135 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description UNL POSS CS W/INT TO SELL/DELIVER

    78008565 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 700141135 Offense Description ROBBERY WITH DEADLY WEAPON
    Last edited by citizen510; January 24th, 2008 at 10:59 PM. Reason: add Criminal Court list
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    The biggest worry, after the shooting, has got to be being second-guessed by political-types and others with agendas. Good to hear the good guy is not going to be charged.
    Last edited by ethereal; January 24th, 2008 at 10:44 PM. Reason: clarity
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    Another one bites the dust,
    Another one bites the dust.
    And another one's gone,
    And another one's gone,
    Another one bites the dust. Hey Hey !!

    Hey Cloyd, didn't your mother tell you not to take things that did not belong to you? Probably not. I count 15 items that he was arrested for. Someone should have done him in the first or second try, but at least they took a career piece of garbage off the streets now. Get the home owner a new box of ammo.
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    Looks like the gene pool got a little cleaner.

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    He brought a weed trimmer to a gunfight. Bad choice!

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    That's quite the list. He certainly kept busy, but it did finely catch up with him. +1 to jeephipwr.
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    Excellent job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citizen510 View Post
    WMC-TV: News, Weather, Traffic, Radar, and Sports for Memphis, TN; WMCTV.com | Memphis man will not be charged for killing would-be burglar

    Reported by Blair Simmons
    Memphis man will not be charged for killing would-be burglar

    Posted: Jan 24, 2008 08:30 AM

    Updated: Jan 24, 2008 05:24 PM
    The shooting happened around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

    A man was shot to death while trying to break into a Memphis couple's garage Thursday morning, authorities said.

    Memphis Police said the suspect, Cloyd Turley, was attempting to break into a detached garage at a home on North Avalon around 2:00 a.m. Thursday.

    When residents of the home were awakened by the disturbance, a male homeowner went outside to investigate, taking a gun with him.

    Inside the garage, investigators said, the homeowner found Turley attempting to steal items.

    Authorities said homeowner asked the man to stop. The suspect refused, and apparently then tried to attack the homeowner, according to neighbors, with a weed trimmer.

    The homeowner then shot Turley. He later died on the way to the hospital.

    Neighbor Marilynn Bridgeforth said she heard the gunshots, but didn't find out what happened directly behind her house until later Thursday morning.

    "I hear gunshots here a lot," she said. "I don't get up to see what's going on."

    Bridgeforth, who said crimes happen way too often in her neighborhood, said she recently experienced a similar terror.

    "I was robbed the week of Christmas...the Friday after Christmas," she said. "(I was) held at gunpoint, and I've been broken into twice."

    Bridgeforth was relieved her neighbor stopped the would-be burglar.

    "He shoulda shot him," she said. "He didn't have no business breaking in nobody's property, and if somebody break in mine, I'm gonna do the same thing. I'll shoot him, too."

    Late Thursday, the Shelby County District Attorney's office ruled the shooting was justified, and said the homeowner would not be charged for killing Turley.

    Apparently Mr. Turley had a history of such activity (several burglary/aggravated burglary charges, domestic violence, drug possession, etc. over the last 30 years) and it finally caught up with him. This is a perfect example of TN's Castle Law put in action. Can you believe the neighbor lady? 2 break-ins and robbed at gun point and ready to shoot a bad guy! Good for her.

    Mr. Turley's rap sheet:

    07603865 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 800951021 Offense Description VIOL OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION LAW O

    06136298 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM

    04103418 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description CRIMINAL IMPERSONATION

    03134082 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description DOMESTIC ASSAULT-BODILY HARM

    97023577 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

    97015755 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description OBSTRUCT HIGHWAY OR PASSAGEWAY

    96437518 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description BURGLARY

    93269095 04 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description CONTEMPT OF COURT-GENERAL LAW

    93269095 03 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description PERJURY

    93269095 02 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description

    93269095 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description AGGRAVATED BURGLARY

    89095153 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description SELLING A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

    89029065 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description USE/POSS FOR USE DRUG PARAPHERNALIA

    88233135 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 120185 Offense Description UNL POSS CS W/INT TO SELL/DELIVER

    78008565 01 CLOYD TURLEY
    02/19/1957 B M
    RNI # 700141135 Offense Description ROBBERY WITH DEADLY WEAPON
    Wow, what a rap sheet! I'm glad the home owner was able to defend himself.


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    Wondering what caliber weed eater he was carrying??

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Wondering what caliber weed eater he was carrying??
    Double port 3mm with an 8" range.
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    Grasseater // Grass~eat~er noun, often attributive \ˈgras-ē-tər\
    A person who is incapable of independent thought; a person who is herd animal-like in behavior; one who cannot distinguish between right and wrong; a foolish person.
    See also Sheep

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    Late Thursday, the Shelby County District Attorney's office ruled the shooting was justified, and said the homeowner would not be charged for killing Turley.
    Good deal, thats a happy ending

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