Skip to comments.12-year-old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion
Posted on 10/19/2012 5:22:20 AM PDT by OKSooner
A 12-year-old girl took matters into her own hands during a home invasion in southeast Oklahoma.
It happened on Wednesday when the girl was home alone. She told police a stranger rang the doorbell, then went around to the back door and kicked it in. She called her mom, Debra St. Clair, who told her to get the family gun, hide in a closet and call 911.
That was when St. Clair dropped what she doing and raced home.
"I drove home at a really fast pace to try to get to her, and when I got here the police were already here. And they had the suspect," she said.
The during that time, the intruder made his way through the house. St. Clair's daughter told deputies the man came into the room where she was hiding and began to open up the closet door. That was when the 12 year old had to make a life-saving decision.
"And what we understand right now, he was turning the doorknob when she fired through the door," said the Bryan County Undersheriff Ken Golden.
The bullet hit the intruder, who deputies identified as 32-year-old Stacey Jones. He took off but did not get far before officers took him down.
"He was sitting down, the policemen had had him apprehended at the end of the block. All I saw was some blood coming down his back. I'm not exactly sure where his injury was, but I saw some blood there," explained St. Clair.
Jones was taken to a Texas hospital by helicopter after the incident. An investigator on the case said Jones was released from the hospital Thursday and extradited to the Bryan County Jail.
The 12-year-old girl was not injured during the ordeal.
Glad to hear of the happy ending. Unfortunately the girl and her family will still have to endure a lot of court time to see that justice is carried out minimally.
Good job, kid.
This is the first self defense story I’ve seen that was not posted by MarkTwain.
I’m not complaining to either of you and I enjoy the stories. I’m just noticin’.
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Now THAT is a Friday-feel-good!
Here’s hoping the little gal doesn’t get junked up with remorse over what was a clear cut case of self defense.
!!!!Arm and train the womenfolk!!!!!!
“Jones was taken to a Texas hospital by helicopter after the incident. “...
and thus he begins medical treatment at taxpayer’s expense with a $10,000 helicopter ride. He will also get a public attorney, all his years in jail will come at public expense, as will his parole supervision. If he can find a job, it will be at a sub-par pay grade due to his low skills and criminal record.
A massive and very sad, destruction of his life and of our prosperity. Happily, his victim was able to defend herself. Who knows what horrors awaited her at his hands, if she even would survive? If this had happened in the UK, would she also be facing criminal charges?
Attacking a home with even a twelve year old girl in it in Texas is nuts.
His future is assured. Gonna be a real quiet life.
Perp was involved in an Amber alert case a year earlier.
Charges were dropped when the girl said she voluntarily went with the perp