On May 16 at around 4 am a registered sex offender broke into a home and startled a woman who saw him in the kitchen. She yelled for her husband who armed himself with a handgun.
The husband chased the invader throughout the house and fired twice. The criminal was shot in the foot. Jimmy Garrett, who was just released from prison less than a month earlier, was arrested after he was treated at a Talladega, Alabama hospital.
Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore said the husband acted legally and “was a resident and he was protecting his home from an intruder.” The perp was taken to the Talladega County Jail.
Once again a good guy with a gun stopped a crime and no one was killed.