WW II Vet Shoots, Kills Intruder. Dead Burglar’s Buddies In Custody.

Posted on September 5, 2012


Kentucky (The Gaslamp Post) – “I’m not putting my damn hands up,” recalled a 92-year-old World War II veteran saying to police who ordered him to raise his hands.  The officers were responding to a call after the elderly man reportedly shot and killed one of three burglars whom had broken into his home around 2:00 am, this past Monday morning.

Mr. Earl Jones of Verona had just turned off his television set at around 2:00 in the morning when he heard what he believed to be someone breaking into his home through his basement door.  Jones reportedly went to his bedroom and retrieved his .22 rifle, then returned to his chair and waited for them to come through the door.

Mr. Earl Jones, 92, WWII veteran who never forgot how to handle a rifle.

The elderly farmer’s home had been burglarized 3 other times this year already.  He was done being victimized.

The break-in was the third Jones has experienced on his farm this year. In April, thieves stole 90 head of cattle from the field behind his house. In August, burglars took from his house a television, a few thousands dollars cash and a personal check they unsuccessfully tried to cash and ripped his phone out of the wall.

“I can’t leave the damn house to do my work outside,” said Jones, removing his World War II veteran cap with his right hand and running his left through his thin white hair.

Jones has lived alone since his wife, Virginia Pearl, died in 2006. The couple had no children. Jones grew up hunting squirrels in Boone County and volunteered for the forerunner to the U.S. Air Force in 1941. He went through weapons training in the military.

When he heard the sounds of footsteps coming up the stairs, he lifted his rifle to his shoulder, raised it to his cheek, and took aim.  Jones pulled the trigger as soon as he had the shot, as the first of three men had kicked his way through the door.  His bullet hit the first man in the heart, killing him instantly.

Mr. Earl Jones demonstrates how he took aim and shot at intruders from his chair. Image NKY.cincinnatti.com

“These people aren’t worth any more to me than a groundhog,” Jones told the Kentucky Enquirer.  “They have our country in havoc.  We got so many damned crooked people walking around today.”

“It was simple.  That man was going to take my life,” said Jones.  “He was hunting me. I was protecting myself.”

Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, killed by elderly victim shortly after kicking in his door after 2:00 am this past Monday.

The dead burglar, identified as 24-year0-old Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell (pictured above), was reportedly carried out by the two other men as they fled Jones’ home.  Jones reportedly said that he regrets being unable to shoot the other two men.

He reportedly called his neighbor and in a calm manner, told them what had happened.  The police arrived shortly thereafter.

“I didn’t go to war for nothing.  I have the right to carry a gun.  That’s what I told the police this morning,” said Jones who had served his country from 1941 through 1946.

The two other men, 22-year-old Ryan Dalton and 20-year-old Donnie Inabnit, were arrested and taken into custody after they reportedly drove across the county line and phoned police with a phony story about how Maxwell was reportedly shot.  Both have been charged with second-degree burglary and tampering with evidence – a charge associated with removing Maxwell’s body from the scene of a crime.

The moron twins (left to right): Donnie Inabnit, 20, and Ryan Dalton, 22. Both charged with second degree burglary and tampering with evidence after they removed Maxwell’s body from Jones’ home.

The Boone County sheriff has not made any statement as to whether Jones will be charged with a crime, even though it is widely accepted that he acted in a lawful manner.  Kentucky is one of several states which has a “castle doctrine” law, which states that a victim may use force in order to protect themselves or their property, and is under no obligation to flee.

After the shooting, police reportedly took Jones’ rifle for unknown reasons.  This move on the part of police upset Jones considerably.  “How am I going to protect myself if they come back looking for revenge?” Jones asked.

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