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The Ocala Star Banner reported that a total of four suspects allegedly targeted the homeowner’s Marion County residence on Wednesday, July 10, initially seeking to gain entry by pretending to have car trouble and asking for help. The homeowner, identified by WCJB only as a war veteran, said he was unable to help and closed the door.
Deputies cited by Click Orlando said that when investigators arrived on the scene, one of the alleged intruders, identified as 21-year-old Keith Jackson Jr., was dead. He was reportedly wearing a Jason Voorhees mask from the movie “Friday the 13th” and had a semiautomatic pistol with the slide locked back, suggesting a fully spent magazine. The second deceased suspect was identified by WCJB as 22-year-old Nigel Doyle.
The homeowner is reportedly in stable condition in the intensive care unit.
The Ocala Star Banner reported that investigators arrested the other two suspects, 19-year-old Robert John Hamilton and 22-year-old Seth Adam Rodriguez, near the scene.
Deputies with the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office were called to the home around 3:10 a.m. on Feb. 4. When they arrived, they found Jesse Blake, 34, lying in the yard, reported WVNS. Blake allegedly tried breaking two windows to get into the house but was stopped by the woman when she fired a .22 magnum rifle.
originally posted by: lakenheath24
Go ahead punk....make my day.
Well done homeowner. Trouble is now, having dead people in the house knocks about 48% of your Zoopla value.
Hamilton and Rodriguez informed detectives that all four suspects went to the victim’s home with the intention of robbing him of marijuana and guns
originally posted by: shawmanfromny
a reply to: dragonridr
The article also states: "She said the investigation revealed that the homeowner believed he recognized one of the suspects from a past Craigslist transaction."
I think the homeowner made a Craigslist transaction with one of the thugs inside his home. Thug might have seen guns in a gun cabinet, since the homeowner was a vet. It's also not unusual, for a vet suffering from PTSD, to have weed around to treat his/her symptoms. Perhaps that's the reason why these guys targeted this homeowner for a future raid.
originally posted by: dragonridr
Wondering just how innocent the homeowner is? Notice in the article they say the robbery were looking for marijuana and guns. They obviously were casing the place so I have a feeling hes selling pot out of his home.
So having the guns is what caused the attempted home invasion. Kind of ironic when you think about it.