Category Archives: Home Defense

Man charged in violent home invasion in NJ

A man is charged with a violent home invasion, and police say, he is no stranger to them.

On Wednesday, Camden County authorities charged 21-year-old Dante Robinson for a violent home invasion.

But he remains in the hospital after sources say he was shot during the crime.

He is also the same Dante Robinson who was charged in connection with 12-year-old Autumn Pasquale’s 2012 killing in Clayton, New Jersey.

“I knew it was going to happen, it was just a matter of time,” said Tony Pasquale.

Autumn’s father says the court should never have let Robinson out.

As a teenager Dante was charged with his teenage brother Justin.

Justin is serving a seventeen year sentence after a guilty plea to the crime.

In 2013 Dante was released from a juvenile facility after pleading guilty to an obstruction of justice charge.

At the time the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office handled the Gloucester County case.

Just after midnight on Monday the Camden

Read more at: http://6abc.com/news/man-charged-in-violent-home-invasion-in-nj/2033254/

Man, woman charged in deadly Waco home invasion shooting …

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman who were originally charged with capital murder in a deadly home invasion shooting in 2015 near the Baylor campus are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lesser offenses Tuesday.

Garrett Gage, 19, and Cierra McKenzie Barber, 22, were charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that left Braeden Freeman, 20, of Waco, and Keith William McClure, 19, of Temple, dead.

Gage was injured by gunfire during the robbery.

They both pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense of aggravated robbery.

Barber was sentenced to 30 years in prison and Gage received a 40-year sentence.

In December, Gage refused a plea deal in the case.

Police say Barber drove Gage and McClure to the target apartment in the 1900 block of South 16th Street on the night of the crime.

Gage was arrested several blocks away from the apartment at 1900 South 16th Street after gunfire erupted

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Man-woman-charged-in-deadly-Waco-home-invasion-shooting-plead-guilty-423877894.html

Two charged in deadly Waco home invasion shooting plead guilty

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A man and a woman who were originally charged with capital murder in a deadly home invasion shooting in 2015 near the Baylor campus are headed to prison after pleading guilty to lesser offenses Tuesday.

Garrett Gage, 19, and Cierra McKenzie Barber, 22, were charged in connection with the February 2015 incident that left Braeden Freeman, 20, of Waco, and Keith William McClure, 19, of Temple, dead.

Gage was injured by gunfire during the robbery.

They both pleaded guilty Tuesday to the lesser offense of aggravated robbery.

Barber was sentenced to 30 years in prison and Gage received a 40-year sentence.

In December, Gage refused a plea deal in the case.

Police say Barber drove Gage and McClure to the target apartment in the 1900 block of South 16th Street on the night of the crime.

Gage was arrested several blocks away from the apartment at 1900 South 16th Street after gunfire erupted

Read more at: http://www.kwtx.com/content/news/Man-woman-charged-in-deadly-Waco-home-invasion-shooting-plead-guilty-423877894.html

Two men sentenced in death of home-invasion accomplice

Two men admitted Tuesday that they were involved in a Far West Side home-invasion robbery during which an accomplice was fatally shot.

Michael E. Ruffin, 21, was sentenced to 13 years in prison and Dusty E. Thomas, 20, to 10 years after each pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery. Ruffin also pleaded guilty to two gun specifications and Thomas to one.

Ruffin, Thomas and Brandon Bolin, 18, forced their way into a residence in the 500 block of Station Road on the night of Dec. 12, 2014, said Assistant Prosecutor Scott Shumaker. One of the occupants of the home, a 21-year-old man, fired at them in self-defense, killing Bolin.

Both of Bolin’s accomplices were indicted for murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge as part of a plea agreement. Under Ohio law, murder charges can be filed against a person whose

Read more at: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170523/two-men-sentenced-in-death-of-home-invasion-accomplice

Duo pleads guilty in home-invasion robbery that left 2 dead – Waco Tribune

Barry Freeman, right, hugs Tommy Gage, after Gage’s son pleaded guilty to an aggravated robbery in which Freeman’s son, Braeden, was killed.

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Home Invasion Ends In Exchange Of Gunfire

Bob Irwin highlights the latest self defense and other shootings of the week. Read them and see what went wrong, what went right and what we can learn from self defense with a gun.

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Home Invasion Ends In Exchange Of Gunfire
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USA –-(Ammoland.com)- WKRN TV 2 in Nashville reports 03-25-2017 in Springfield, Tennessee, police are investigating after a home invasion ended in an exchange of gunfire between the homeowner and the suspects early Saturday morning.

The incident happened in the 800 block of Kings Lane around 2 a.m. Springfield police reported three young men entered the residence with guns drawn and began demanding money from the homeowner.

The homeowner pulled out

Read more at: https://www.ammoland.com/2017/05/home-invasion-ends-exchange-gunfire/

Save Yourself: Protecting against violent crimes

SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) – You never think you’ll be the victim of an assault, random attack or home invasion, but every day these violent crimes are happening on the streets of the Suncoast.

Police are urging that you learn how to protect yourself, so if you ever have to fight for your life, you’re prepared.

Protecting yourself against violent crimes goes deeper than locking your doors and installing a home security system. If you really want to lower your chance of being the next victim, police suggest simply: be aware of your surroundings.

“If a bad person wants to make you a victim, they’re going to do that if you’re not paying attention,” Lt. Randy Boyd of Sarasota Police Department says. “We have really good instincts. We were given those. We need to use them. If you see something that is suspicious, if you see something that makes you pause to think ‘that

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Prosecution: Defense can’t argue self-defense in fatal 2016 stabbing

CLARKSBURG — The state contends a man charged with murder in a fatal Clarksburg stabbing shouldn’t be permitted to argue self-defense.

When John Thomas III used deadly force against victim Roy Horton, Thomas didn’t believe Horton “was about to inflict death or serious bodily harm on him,” Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Roberts asserts.

She cites statements by the 57-year-old Thomas as well as a police interview of him.

Thomas is set for trial the week of June 5 on a murder charge, with Judge Chris McCarthy presiding. The sides will argue pretrial issues at a pretrial hearing next Friday.

In the interview recorded by police, Thomas said Horton “grabbed him by the back of the neck, and then (Thomas) states ‘I turned around and jilted him with it. I said, ‘man, you don’t live here,'” according to Roberts.

According to Thomas, Horton then said, “You stuck me,” Roberts asserts.

Thomas said Horton then came at him again

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Prosecution: Defense can’t argue self-defense in fatal 2016 stabbing …

CLARKSBURG — The state contends that a man charged with murder in a fatal Clarksburg stabbing shouldn’t be permitted to argue self-defense.

When John Thomas III used deadly force against victim Roy Horton, Thomas didn’t believe Horton “was about to inflict death or serious bodily harm on him,” Harrison Assistant Prosecutor Andrea Roberts asserts.

She cites statements by the 57-year-old Thomas, as well as a police interview of him.

Thomas is set for trial the week of June 5 on a murder charge, with Judge Chris McCarthy presiding. The sides will argue pretrial issues at a hearing next Friday.

In the interview recorded by police, Thomas said Horton “grabbed him by the back of the neck, and then (Thomas) states, ‘I turned around and jilted him with it. I said, ‘Man, you don’t live here,’” according to Roberts.

According to Thomas, Horton then said, “You stuck me,” Roberts asserts.

Thomas said Horton then came at him

Read more at: https://www.theet.com/news/free/prosecution-defense-can-t-argue-self-defense-in-fatal-stabbing/article_7b4d05b1-d03d-5abb-8123-7ee1899b7d9f.html

You plus a gun is good first line of defense, says a cop

To the editor: William Alexander’s op-ed article on taking up shooting in retirement and attending the recent National Rifle Assn. convention in Atlanta was typical naive leftism. (“What happened when a 64-year-old liberal attended his first NRA convention,” Opinion May 11)

He spoke with an African American woman whose 14-year-old son was shot three times in his head during what Alexander called a “home intrusion robbery.” The term is “home invasion robbery,” and not once in my more-than-three-decades-long career in law enforcement have I ever heard a home robbery called an “intrusion.”

This woman’s home was invaded by marauders and, yes, had she or her son had a gun he might not have been the subject of the NRA video Alexander so deplored.

I’ve been a cop so long it’s hard to remember when I wasn’t, and I’ve dealt with too many murders to recount. But it has always struck

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-guns-nra-home-invasion-20170517-story.html