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SC:Suspect Shot After Kicking In Front Door Of Residence
wspa.com ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Staff

Posted on 03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by marktwain

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a homeowner shot a suspect after he kicked in his front door.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. on Friday night at 532 Hwy 14 in Landrum.

Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side, the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner.

The suspect has been identified as Dakota Hester. Authorities say he kicked in the door, assaulted his wife then proceeded upstairs.

Deputies say the homeowner, Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door.

Deputies say Hester kicked open the door and then was shot by Wofford.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.wspa.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; domestic; guncontrol; nc; sc; secondamendment
Combination of home defense and domestic?
1 posted on 03/10/2013 1:02:57 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

>>the suspect’s wife was inside the residence with the homeowner.<<

His wife was cheating on him.


2 posted on 03/10/2013 1:08:05 PM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: marktwain

Headline problem. This occurred in SC, the other Carolina.


3 posted on 03/10/2013 1:11:56 PM PDT by bytesmith
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To: marktwain

A man kicking your door in is “suspected of kicking your door in”?

Political Correctness has led to national insanity.


4 posted on 03/10/2013 1:12:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: marktwain

Reading the comments posted following the “news” article. There seems to be more to this episode than what has been reported.


5 posted on 03/10/2013 1:13:39 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: B4Ranch
His wife was cheating on him.

Suicide by boyfriend? Homicide by girlfriend/boyfriend (set-up, knowing hubbie's temper)?

6 posted on 03/10/2013 1:15:08 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: B4Ranch

Or was being sheltered from her wife-beating husband? Seems a bit difficult to draw solid conclusions from the limited information in the story.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 1:16:42 PM PDT by Bob
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To: marktwain

I see.... Hubby in the wrong house... kicked in a bedroom door.. WON!!! a personal meet and greet ticket with Jesus.. CHECK...

Must’ve been a religious man... that hubby..


8 posted on 03/10/2013 1:22:56 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Iron Munro

The phrase that drives me crazy is “ran him over”. Is this versus “ran him under”? In my day it was “ran over him”. Or someone pleaded guilty. IMO it should be “pled guilty”. I don’t care whether spell check likes it or not. Someone may have pleaded for their life but when we are talking about a criminal or someone who has admits in engaging in wrong doing, he pled guilty.


9 posted on 03/10/2013 1:32:01 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: stylecouncilor

Future customer?


10 posted on 03/10/2013 1:33:00 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: marktwain

Last words before going into Surgery, the Bitch set me up.


11 posted on 03/10/2013 1:42:51 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A Republican freed the Slaves and a Democrat murdered Martin Luther King.)
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To: marktwain
Master Deputy Kevin Bobo tells 7 On Your Side,

Master Deputy? Sounds like "Senior of the Pee-ons" or something.

12 posted on 03/10/2013 1:55:39 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Thank God for hurricanes and their codes.

An ext. door in S FL can not be kicked in by any means. Plus they open out.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains = 50% of FL is Safe)
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To: marktwain

Now see, parents, when you name your child Dakota, and then he/she ends up at the wrong end of a gun, readers don’t know whether he was a he or she was a she.

This reminds me of the popular country song, “Redneck Crazy.” Dakota could have decided that, if his wife preferred the “homeowner” to him, good riddance to bad rubbish.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 2:10:53 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Don't panic until Rrrod panics.)
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To: Tax-chick
when you name your child Dakota

If you had twins, they could be North and South....

15 posted on 03/10/2013 2:12:02 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

That would work with Carolinas, as well, but one could assume they were girls.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 2:16:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Don't panic until Rrrod panics.)
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To: Bob

The man retreated to his bedroom. Not the actions of someone attempting to protect a beaten woman.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 3:00:22 PM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: marktwain

You go boffin someone else’s squeeze, you best be ready for your front door to come caving in on you.

Just “The Rule of Natural Law,” doncha know.


18 posted on 03/10/2013 3:52:51 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslymz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: B4Ranch
The man retreated to his bedroom. Not the actions of someone attempting to protect a beaten woman.

Where he got his gun. At this point, with such limited information from the article, any possibility advanced is purely speculation.

19 posted on 03/10/2013 3:58:39 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Grams A

Or someone pleaded guilty. IMO it should be “pled guilty”. I don’t care whether spell check likes it or not. Someone may have pleaded for their life but when we are talking about a criminal or someone who has admits in engaging in wrong doing, he pled guilty.
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Exactly, Grams A! .....Drives me nuts to see so many articles and TV talking heads ignore the past tense word “pled”. ....If someone is severely cut and dies of blood loss do they report that the person “bleeded out”?; no, they say “bled out”.


20 posted on 03/11/2013 2:57:25 AM PDT by octex
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To: B4Ranch
Not the actions of someone attempting to protect a beaten woman.

Depends on where you keep your gun, I reckon.

21 posted on 03/11/2013 3:05:38 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Bob; Smokin' Joe
"Jonathan Wofford went into his bedroom and locked the door. "

The man retreated to his bedroom. Not the actions of someone attempting to protect a beaten woman.

22 posted on 03/11/2013 6:05:26 PM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: B4Ranch
The man retreated to his bedroom. Not the actions of someone attempting to protect a beaten woman.

Perhaps, but...

1. By retreating to his bedroom, he drew the attacker away from the woman and also gained access to his gun.

2. By locking the bedroom door, he prevented the attacker from taking the gun from him as he retrieved it from its storage place.

3. When the attacker broke into the bedroom, he had clear-cut justification for a self-defense shooting.

I'm not as certain of his intentions as you seem to be.

23 posted on 03/11/2013 6:45:09 PM PDT by Bob
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To: B4Ranch
At first it would not seem so.

By retreating and locking the door, perhaps knowing the abusive fellow would come kick the door in, he set the stage to eliminate the threat once and for all --and without legal repercussions. If this was a pattern of behaviour between the deceased and his spouse, the odds are good that the deceased would finish dealing with (abusing) her later and pursue the guy.

He drew him off, and in such a way that he could finish it.

Whether that was his intent, or sheer flight was, the result is the same.

24 posted on 03/11/2013 9:02:06 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe; Bob

When somebody kicks in your front door that’s all the legal justification one needs to take the intruder down permanently. There’s no need to close and lock the doors to the rooms you retreat to.

Locking your bedroom door and leaving the woman with the intruder seems to be the actions of a coward, not a protector.

The fact the intruder went after the man indicates to me that he wasn’t a protector but her sex toy and the husband knew it too.


25 posted on 03/12/2013 10:35:09 AM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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To: B4Ranch
Locking your bedroom door and leaving the woman with the intruder seems to be the actions of a coward, not a protector.

Not knowing the persons involved, that may be.

Could be to buy him time to load the pistol, too. Either way, the guy who was beating the woman is dead. As far as things between the two of them (if there was anything), well, that's between them. It sounds like a mess to me no matter how you look at it. It could be

A cheating woman/righteous but enraged husband shot by philandering feller

Victimized woman/rotten bastard shot by guy friend (no benefits).

...or anything in between.

There are plenty of possibilities, and I don't know any of them well enough to say.

Coward or tactical genius, one is alive and one isn't.

26 posted on 03/12/2013 12:38:42 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: B4Ranch
When somebody kicks in your front door that’s all the legal justification one needs to take the intruder down permanently.

With what? His TV remote? His gun was upstairs, where he went to retrieve it.

There’s no need to close and lock the doors to the rooms you retreat to.

Unless you want to be able to get your gun from its storage place (and perhaps load it) without the intruder jumping you and possibly taking it from you.

27 posted on 03/12/2013 1:56:02 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

I guess I live differently than you do. Mine are always available and always loaded.


28 posted on 03/12/2013 3:35:06 PM PDT by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting boxes to do it.)
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