Skip to comments.Homeowner shoots, kills escaped prisoner in Iowa
Posted on 08/21/2013 12:28:34 PM PDT by Sopater
BEDFORD, Iowa Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff's deputy has been killed by a homeowner who said the armed man broke into his house.
Rodney Long was shot to death after he broke into a retired farm couple's home in Bedford about 10:15 p.m. Monday, awakening them. Long, who was armed with a handgun, cut their telephone lines and used their cell phone, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt said.
After about four hours, Jerome Mauderly, 71, shot Long with a shotgun in the kitchen of the home he shares with his wife, Carolyn, 66.
"As the situation wore on the decision was made by the Mauderlys they were going to defend themselves," Mortvedt said. "At 2:11 a.m. the Taylor County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from Carolyn Mauderly."
She told a dispatcher that her husband had shot an intruder.
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The state should pay for the ammunition, the cleanup in the house, and the harassment of the retired couple caused by the prison officials allowing an inmate to escape.
One less POS that the tax payers have to support.
Makes my day.
I wonder what when on for four hours before the husband shot him?
I hope he used several shells to be sure the felon was dead. This gentleman just saved the Iowa taxpayers millions of dollars in defending this scumbag in a trial, paying for years of appeals and keeping him incarcerated for life.
He won't be getting out in 2014 anymore! Too bad he's going to recover; the taxpayers will be supporting him for a long, long time.
Oops, Wykoff was the cop who was shot. Long is dead. My bad.
Don't you just love a happy ending?
The RKBA came in handy in this case.
I am sure a standard 1 and 1/4oz pheasant load at close range works on escaped felons.
What kind of wonky measuring system is used in that mugshot?
60 on one side 63 on the other, 60 is higher than 50, then 69 is higher than 70. Can’t be centimeters.
“The state should pay for the ammunition, the cleanup in the house, and the harassment of the retired couple caused by the prison officials allowing an inmate to escape.”......
Not to mention a REWARD.