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    The Daily News Online > Area News > Toledo homeowner shoots, kills intruder

    A 45-year-old man was shot and killed by a Toledo homeowner, who woke up to find the man inside his house Tuesday night, according to the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office.

    Mark Ronald Michels of Toledo died at the scene, according to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office.

    Michels formerly lived in Longview and received brief notoriety in 2002 when he crafted three wood-burned panels commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks. They were hung in the lobby of Wild Grizzly Casino in Kelso.

    Chief Deputy Gene Sieber said detectives were at the scene through the night and continued their investigation Wednesday. He said full details will be released when the investigation is finished.

    The homeowner, 62, told sheriff’s detectives he was sleeping in his house in the 100 block of Mulford Road when he was awakened around 10:40 p.m. by a noise that led him to believe someone was trying to break in. Then he heard someone coming up the stairs inside the residence, he said.

    The homeowner, whose name was withheld, told detectives he ordered the intruder to “freeze,” but the man continued to approach, according to the sheriff’s office. He said he shouted “freeze” again, but the other man kept coming closer. The homeowner said he then fired to stop the man from advancing.

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    I guess Mr. Michels finally listened to the order given...he froze...well, sort of...rigamortis is kind of like freezing.

    Nice shooting on the part of the homeowner...he stopped the threat!
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    Story Update

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    Toledo homeowner shoots, kills intruder

    By Dan Tilkin & KOMO Staff

    TOLEDO, Wash. -- A local homeowner shot and killed an intruder in what the Lewis County sheriff says was a justified shooting.

    Sheriff Steve Mansfield said the 62-year-old resident was awakened around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday by the sound of someone breaking into his home.

    “He (homeowner) heard some noise, got up, thought he saw some shadows,” the sheriff said. “He armed himself and started to look around. And all of a sudden there’s someone right there in his house, coming toward him up the stairway in his house.”

    The homeowner twice told the intruder to "freeze," and when he didn't comply, fired one shot, Mansfield said. The intruder was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as 45-year-old Mark Michels by the Lewis County Coroner's Office.

    The sheriff said detectives are reviewing evidence to ensure they corroborate the homeowner's story. However, he said initial findings indicate the homeowner was acting in self defense when he shot the intruder.

    In Washington state, a homicide is justifiable under two conditions: when it is “in the lawful defense of the slayer," or when it occurs “in the actual resistance of an attempt to commit a felony upon the slayer, in his presence, or upon or in a dwelling … in which he is.”

    “He (the homeowner) has a right under Washington law to use necessary force to protect himself and his family,” said Mansfield. “That’s what he told us he did, and we have no reason at this point to believe or suspect otherwise.”

    Ex-boss: Michels had a troubled past

    Mark Michels had a criminal history that included robbery and grand theft. He also had a former boss who never gave up on him.

    Terry Hanson said when Michels boasted he could rob a bank, he tried to right his thinking.

    “I said, ‘Hey, that’s a real smart thing and you’ll be right back where you came from -- in prison.'" he said. "Apparently, that’s exactly what he did. Went out and broke into someone’s house and paid the price for it."

    Hanson said he tried times over to help Michels change his life, even lending him money he never saw again.

    Michels had many talents, Hanson said, but he wasted his life.

    “I tried to help him for a long time now. I give up," he said.
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    “I tried to help him for a long time now. I give up," he said.

    I hope the homeowner recovers from this, and bless Hanson's heart for trying to help turn Michels around.....but alas, the price for being a thug in Michels case was death from his intended victim.
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    BANG! Freeze....

    I knew my dyslexia would come in handy one day...

    Good job Homeowner...
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    I predict Mark Ronald Michels has learned his lesson, rehabilitated and will not re-offend.
    Commendable effort by his former boss. Not many like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis128 View Post
    I predict Mark Ronald Michels has learned his lesson, rehabilitated and will not re-offend.
    Commendable effort by his former boss. Not many like that.
    Concur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    BANG! Freeze....

    I knew my dyslexia would come in handy one day...

    Good job Homeowner...
    Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang! Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang! Freeze!!

    I have that problem too.

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    And Mr. Michels can't dispute whether or not he was told to freeze!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RemMod597 View Post
    In Washington state, a homicide is justifiable under two conditions: when it is “in the lawful defense of the slayer," or when it occurs “in the actual resistance of an attempt to commit a felony upon the slayer, in his presence, or upon or in a dwelling … in which he is.”
    So, in Washington, it is not legal to use lethal force against an attacker to protect the life of another person unless their are part of ones own family within ones own home?
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    P7, I believe that you CAN act on behalf of another I put it in bold text someone correct me if I am wrong.

    In Washington state, a homicide is justifiable under two conditions: when it is “in the lawful defense of the slayer," or when it occurs “in the actual resistance of an attempt to commit a felony upon the slayer, in his presence, or upon or in a dwelling … in which he is.”

    From the wording, it seems as if you can act on behalf of another if they are the victim of a FELONY so long as, of course, you actually SEE it happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    BANG! Freeze....

    I knew my dyslexia would come in handy one day...

    Good job Homeowner...
    Quote Originally Posted by Ticman View Post
    Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang! Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang!Bang! Freeze!!

    I have that problem too.


    Yikes!!! funny, me thinks?



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