Skip to comments.Mother shoots at burglar(MO)
Posted on 11/23/2012 5:12:17 AM PST by marktwain
A Newton County man who allegedly tried to break into a home in Ottawa County is in custody after being shot at by the resident, a mother who said she was protecting herself and her three-year-old son.
Nathan Owen Lankford, 34, whose rural Joplin address is listed as being on NN Highway, is being held in the Newton County Jail on charges of a felon in possession of a firearm and driving on a suspended license. Ottawa County has also charged him with first degree burglary. He will be extradited to Oklahoma when the Newton County charges are disposed of.
According to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday, Alex Jackson, 24, and her three-year-old son were at home on Cayuga Road, in rural Wyandotte. Jackson told deputies that she was sleeping in bed when she heard the doorbell ring and then a knock at the door. She said she looked out her front window and saw a strange man, later identified as Lankford, standing in the front yard, and a black Chevrolet S-10 pickup parked in front of her house. She said she saw another person, later identified as 23-year-old Jessie Buening, inside the pickup.
Jackson said that Lankford then opened her outer foyer door, which had been locked, and began to open the inner door, which was also locked. Jackson said that she got her .22 caliber pistol, which she kept in the house, and chambered a round. Jackson said that the inner door knob of the house began to turn when she opened the door, pointed her firearm at Lankford and began to shoot. Jackson told deputies that she was afraid that the man would enter her residence and harm her and her child, so she took action out of fear for their safety.
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Women will shoot quicker than a man. If a woman points a gun at you, best to un-ass the area lest you suffer lead poisoning.
...in custody after being shot at by the resident... Jackson said that the inner door knob of the house began to turn when she opened the door, pointed her firearm at Lankford and began to shoot.
She missed hitting a guy standing in her doorway? Well, at least she put a good scare into him. And how did he get captured? An APB for a guy with wet, stinky pants?
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Yeah...if I saw a moak like that standing outside my door I’d probably let him hold a couple of rounds also.
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