Two elderly men stop crimes with guns

1) October 02, 2006
Montgomery, Alabama (AP) - Police say a 34-year-old Montgomery man was shot and killed when he allegedly attacked a 72-year-old man Friday night in west Montgomery.

Captain Huey Thornton, a police spokesman, said Jack Sanchez was pronounced dead around 10 p-m. Thornton said the shooting occurred after Sanchez kicked the man's truck as he drove by. He said when the older man got out to inspect his vehicle, Sanchez attacked him.

Police did not release the shooter's name because he was not arrested.

Thornton said the case will be sent to a grand jury to determine if any charges are warranted.

2) September 30, 2006
Pulaski County, Arkansas -- A watchful Pulaski County homeowner and his neighbor confronted a pair of Little Rock men Friday morning at gunpoint as the burglars loaded a truck with his belongings.

The homeowner, 71-year-old Lonnie Yarberry, fired a shot through the driver’s side window of the truck as the robbers tried to escape and then held one of the men at gunpoint until deputies arrived, police said.

The second suspected burglar was arrested a block away from the crime scene, where he was being held at gunpoint by the neighbor, Paul Yarberry, 42.

Pulaski County sheriff ’s deputies arrested Michael Todd Bell, 35, of 6905 Azalea Drive and Leonard Dewayne Terry, of 12 Saxony Circle on charges of residential burglary and theft.

Bell was also arrested on charges of carrying a knife, and Terry was charged with aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime, a crack pipe.

The two were being held Friday evening in the Pulaski County jail.

Sheriff ’s office spokesman John Rehrauer said Paul Yarberry spotted two men in a Dodge Ram that was backed up behind a residence at 13621 Heinke Road shortly after 8:30 a.m.

“The two men were in the process of loading a dryer into the back of the truck when the neighbor spotted them,” Rehrauer said. . . .


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