92 year old Boone County homeowner shoots, kills intruder2 others arrested in connection with home invasion
UPDATED 6:40 PM EDT Sep 03, 2012
Donnie Inabnit, 20, of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, is charged with Burglary 2nd degree (complicity) and Tampering with physical evidence.
Boone County Police say a man broke into the basement of a home in the 15000 block of Violet Road in Verona just after 2 a.m.
The homeowner, Earl Jones, 92, was awakened and grabbed his .22 caliber rifle. Thieves targeted Jones’ farm at least three times recently, stealing guns, money, even cattle. This time, Jones woke up when he heard intruders in the cellar.
When the intruder came through the door from the basement, Jones fired a single shot, police said.
Jones immediately called his neighbor, who then called 911. When deputies arrived, they said they found the outside basement door ajar but no one other than Jones at the home.
Police say the wounded intruder was carried off by two other accomplices. They say those accomplices, Ryan Dalton and Donnie Inabnit, put him in their car and took off. They got about a mile when they stopped on Courtney Road to call 911.
When Kenton County Police responded to the call they found a deceased male, along with Dalton and Inabnit in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala. The deceased male has been identified as Lloyd (Adam) Maxwell, 24, of Richmond, Kentucky.
Dalton and Inabnit were taken to the Boone County Sheriff's Office for questioning. Police said they admitted they were involved in the burglary on Violet Road.
Ryan Dalton, 22 and Donnie Inabnit, 20, both of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, are charged with Burglary 2nd degree (complicity) and Tampering with physical evidence.
Jones is a 92-year-old Air Force veteran who worked on planes, including the Enola Gay that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. He will not be charged