Skip to comments.12-Year-Old Girl Shoots Intruder During Home Invasion In Bryan County (Oklahoma)
Posted on 10/19/2012 9:06:56 AM PDT by texas_mrs
BRYAN COUNTY, Oklahoma - 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.
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 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.
That is what my guns are for. Good for this gal.
You go, girl!
This is what needs to happen to home invaders. They DO NOT have the right to just walk right in and take what is “rightfully” theirs because they are just poor downtrodden have-nots.
I have to admire the legal system in that part of the country. The alleged burglar was in Oklahoma and was shot on Wednesday. He was transported and treated in Texas. He was released from the Hospital on Thursday and was promptly extradited to Oklahoma.
Well, God Bless her and help her deal with any difficulties that she may feel.
Any PTSD she might suffer from having to shoot her attacker is surely a lot less severe than what would have happened to her if the thug had been able to grab and abduct her before the Police arrived.
Anyone see anything about his rap sheet or if he is a registered sex offender? Would be surprised if he doesn’t have a track record.
I wonder if he knew she was home alone and was searching for her as his primary target / “prize”?
Too bad she didn’t finish the job. He probably won’t be off the street very long, and will be more careful next time.
Reminds me of the teen age female skeet champion who “smoked” a thug who came after her with her shotgun, even though the criminal had a stolen .45.
You GO, girl!
Hope her eardrums are okay... the sound of a shot fired inside a closet would be pretty loud.
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