“Teen wounded in ordeal is back home.”
It was an “ambush and hours-long standoff with a heavily armed man.”
Some dumbass, no doubt aided along by alkeehol &/or drugs was beating on a woman late at night and she called 911. She apparently asked to meet with a deputy at the sheriff’s office. The information she gave him was sufficient for a warrant. Two deputies went to serve it. The newspaper story includes a lot of information about the trucks the two were driving and how since one was a personal vehicle, did not have bullet-proof stuff.
When the deputies got to the house, dumbass opened fire on them! Outgunned, and with one of the trucks destroyed, they retreated. Dumbass gets in his truck and drives to his woman’s relatives– shooting along the way. More 911 calls. Now it’s after 2am.
Everybody and his brother arrives on the scene. Sheriff estimates at least 25-30 people. The problem, of course, is that they are being shot at but cannot return fire because there are people in the house.
Dumbass apparently shoots the house up, too. Wounded teen. And he is seriously armed. About 5am he leaves the house and drives down the road. But because everybody and his brother is on the scene and in the vicinity, some set up a roadblock. There was a brief gun fight and he was apprehended.
They had an EMT vehicle just off site, the teen was taken to the hospital, and then to Jackson.
Two sheriff’s dep’t vehicles were permanently disabled, and two are out of commission. Neighboring law enforcement have provided loaners. By my count nine different agencies were involved.
The Board of Supervisors has officially commended the first two officers, and they got certificates of heroism from the sheriff’s office. Some other dude was thanked because he came in on his day off and worked without pay while the others were off investigating.
Also in this week’s little paper, nine pages of yearbook photos, student names, parent names, activities/honors, and future plans for all graduating seniors form our county’s two high schools.