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UPDATE: Neighbor Stops Home Invaders by Shooting One and Holding Other at Gunpoint

By: Rahel Solomon; WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Rahel Solomon; WSAZ News Staff Email

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ)-- Two men are facing charges after police say they were caught red-handed trying to break into a Logan County home Saturday morning.

Terry Robbins, a neighbor and family member, caught the two suspects in the house and says he was forced to shoot one of the alleged burglars when he tried to attack him.

Robbins told WSAZ.com Saturday morning around 5:30 his aunt and uncle called saying their security alarm was triggered. Robbins says when he arrived at the house shortly after, he found Jimmy Walker and Justin Blair. Robbins says he and Walker are distant relatives.

Robbins says he brought a pistol with him for his own protection and when he saw the suspects told them to get on the ground until police came.

“I told them both, just please get on the ground, I’ve got a gun, I'll shoot you, don't try anything just get on the ground until the police get here,” Robbins said.

Robbins said before police could arrive, Walker tried to attack him so he shot Walker in the stomach. Robbins says he's been told he likely will not face charges.

Walker is in the hospital recovering from surgery. Blair was also taken to the hospital because while in the back seat of a state police cruiser he allegedly kicked out the window and escaped.

Blair was later caught and released from the hospital. He is now in jail.

LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Two men breaking into a family's home while they were out of town were caught by a neighbor. Now, one of them is in jail while the other recovers from a gunshot wound. That's according to West Virginia State Police.

It happened early Saturday morning in Christian just outside of Man in Logan County.

Troopers say Justin Blair and Jimmy Walker kicked in the door -- causing an alarm to go off. They say the homeowner received the alert and called a neighbor to go check it out.

The neighbor caught the men and shot Walker in the abdomen. He was able to hold both men at gunpoint until police arrived.

Blair was placed in handcuffs and put into a cruiser, but while the trooper was attending to Walker -- Blair kicked out the window and escaped. He was later found, arrested and taken to the hospital. He has been released and is now in jail.

Meanwhile, Walker is recovering from surgery.

The neighbor who shot Walker is not expected to face any charges.


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