GOOD - Homeowner Won't Face Charges - Wetumpka, AL

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    GOOD - Homeowner Won't Face Charges - Wetumpka, AL

    Wetumpka man shoots alleged burglar | montgomeryadvertiser.com | Montgomery Advertiser

    WETUMPKA -- A Montgomery County man is in a Birmingham hospital with life-threatening injuries after a Wetumpka homeowner shot him during an alleged burglary.
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    Michael Dale Roberts II, 36, of Hope Hull was in the critical care unit Thursday of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, said Jeremy Amerson, an investigator with the Elmore County Sheriff's Office. The incident occurred about 2:15 a.m. Thursday on Nancy Road in Wetumpka, police reports show.

    Sheriff Bill Franklin declined to release the homeowner's name since he hasn't been charged with a crime in connection with the shooting.

    The homeowner was awakened when he heard noises coming from his outside utility shed, Amerson said. The 64-year-old man told deputies he went to investigate and saw Roberts coming out of the shed carrying a grass trimmer and a chain saw.

    "The two men got into a struggle, and then Roberts went to his car to try and get away, but the car wouldn't start," Amerson said. "He then got out of the car and told the homeowner he was going to shoot him."

    Amerson said the homeowner went inside the house, and Roberts yelled from the yard that he was going to shoot him.

    The homeowner then got a 20-gauge shotgun and shot Roberts in the chest, Amerson said.

    Roberts faces three counts of theft, two counts of breaking and entering, and one count of burglary, court records show. Bond hasn't been set since he is in the hospital.

    The homeowner acted within his rights, said District Attorney Randall Houston.

    "The bad people need to realize that folks in Elmore County have guns and aren't afraid to use them," Houston said. "A man has the right to protect his life and his property, and all the evidence gathered in this case shows that's just what happened."

    Houston said his office will present the case to a future session of the Elmore County grand jury, but he didn't expect any charges would be filed against the homeowner.
    Sounds like my kind of DA.
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    Oops, repost. Mods please delete.
    "The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground."

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    That after mid-night shopping can be dangerous...glad the home owner is not being charged...isn't that supposed to be 2CM and 1 H?
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    Wow, the Alabama DA sounds way different than the yankee, er I mean the illinois DA in another post.
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    My wife's Aunt is an ADA in RH's office. He is really pro-gun. Actually wants all of his ADA's to get certified and carry at all times, including in the courthouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeytown View Post
    My wife's Aunt is an ADA in RH's office. He is really pro-gun. Actually wants all of his ADA's to get certified and carry at all times, including in the courthouse.
    Would you mind asking your aunt to drop a note of thanks to that guy, and to encourage him to train up as many ADAs/future DAs as at all possible only to begin exporting them to outposts such as MA (!), MD, CT, NY, HI, CA, NJ, DE, IL...

    Americans needs his help, and helpers. :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Sounds like my kind of DA.
    I know this DA through working with him on a previous Grand Jury. He has been, at least in my experience a good DA. The LEO's here, really have a dump truck load of junk to deal with and the DA has for the most part supported his men in uniform, Detectives, undercover crew and the community folks trying to protect themselves. The home invasions have really escalated in the last year around Elmore County. That being said, unfortunately the DA's business is booming with such as the post relates to and also the drug traffic is thriving around here. I hope he continues to be of the same current mind set and support through his career to protect and support Law Abiding Citizens in these fast changing times.

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    Glad the HO is OK.
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    Very good outcome and +1 for the District Attorney!
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    I forwarded a link to this thread to my wife's Aunt, who in turn forwared it to RH, the District Attorney mentioned.

    Let's keep this thread going with props, so he knows he has our support!!

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    Roberts faces three counts of theft, two counts of breaking and entering, and one count of burglary, court records show.
    Considering that he also threatened the homeowner, shouldnt there be a battery charge in there too? Was he really armed or was he just bluffing?

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    Good for the DA. This is the way it should be, a criminal recieving the consequences for his actions and the victim, well, called a victim and not prosecuted for excercising the right of self defense.

    Try explaining that to any liberal gun grabber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeytown View Post
    I forwarded a link to this thread to my wife's Aunt, who in turn forwared it to RH, the District Attorney mentioned.

    Let's keep this thread going with props, so he knows he has our support!!

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    Excellent!!

    Hope the BG and his knuckledragger associates won't pay the old guy a suprise visit


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