Skip to comments.Baseball Bat Wielding Robbers Fended Off by Homeowner(MI)
Posted on 09/28/2012 7:06:05 AM PDT by marktwain
ALBION TOWNSHIP, Mich
An Eastern Calhoun County couple is recovering after a violent home invasion early Thursday morning.
Police say two men armed with baseball bats attacked Dave and Kathy Powers at their home on J Drive South in Albion Township.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriffs Department the homeowners fought back leading to a police investigation that spans several Michigan counties.
Police were first called around 9:30 Thursday morning to a report of a home invasion and a shooting.
The homeowners told police they were going to their barn to check the cattle when two masked men armed with bats attacked them.
Dave Powers brother, Dennis said, Two guys went in there and tried to rob them.
Dennis said his 62-year-old brother was struck in the back with a bat, police said his wife, Kathy, was also assaulted.
They dragged her out of the home, Dennis Powers said.
Somehow, Police said Powers was able to get free from the attack.
Detective Bryan Gandy with the Calhoun County Sheriffs Department said, The homeowner was able to get to his gun and fired a couple shots at the suspects. The shots did strike one of the suspects.
After getting shot, Detective Gandy said both suspects ran away. Police searched the area but came up empty.
One hour later, in Jackson County, police got a call of a person suffering a gunshot wound as a result of a drive-by shooting.
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I live in a remote area. There is always a gun on my hip.
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The victim said that she was terrified until she realized that the perpetrators were all members of the Houston Astros’ 40 man roster. At that point she gave up all fear of them actually hitting anything and went on the attack.”
Thanks for the laugh!
I know these folks. Dave is a great guy and well regarded in Homer. I’ve been to their farm. My brother-in-law hunts deer on their farmland.
I doubt he’d have missed if he hadn’t been beat up.
Definitely the wrong part of the state to try that sort of thing.
The perp is in the hospital in critical condition.
That strikes me as over reacting...isn’t it about 30-40 minutes from Albion?
I wonder who the robbers are. The police have both criminals in custody, but didn’t give their names nor the location of where they were reside.
I’m glad the homeowner was able to fight the unnamed attackers off.
He got one of the turds even though he was blind sided by the jerks. I hope he is okay.
When you see him next, give him a hug for me. It’s terrible that a good guy would have to put up with this kind of home invasion/violence. He’s a hero. He got one of ‘em. More zombie horror.
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