(92 year old World War II vet defends his home in Verona, Kentucky (Boone County). This got a good amount of coverage in this part of the state.)

Homeowner shoots, kills suspected robber in N.Ky.


A suspected robber is dead after breaking in to a Boone County home early Monday morning. Three men broke into 92-year-old Earl Jones' home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona at about 2:40 a.m. and Jones shot one of the men as he was coming up the stairs of his basement, according to Boone County spokesperson, Tom Scheben.

Jones used his .22 caliber rifle to shoot one of the robbers, 24-year-old Lloyd Maxwell of Richmond, in the chest.Maxwell later died from his injuries. Jones is not facing charges for the shooting. Jones told officials that Monday morning's incident was the third time his home has been robbed.

"I've been robbed so much in the past five weeks, I said it's going to have to be a message to the people. The only way you going to stop this is you [going to] have to leave one laying in the grass. That's the only way you're [going to] stop it," Jones said