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Neighbors shocked after homeowner shoots naked intruder

Published: Apr. 12, 2021 at 10:55 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2021 at 2:55 PM EDT
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UPDATE 4/12/21 @ 6:14 p.m.

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia State Police say a man who had stripped down to nothing tried to break down someone’s door Monday morning.

The man came face-to-face with the homeowner who was armed with a gun and ready to defend his house.

As most people are in bed at two o’clock in the morning, troopers in Lincoln County say it was 2 a.m. Monday and Jeffery Roberts II, 28, was wide awake, naked and breaking into someone’s home.

Neighbors like Bruce Tulley are still stunned.

“Yeah, I’m shocked. I don’t know why he would have been at his door pounding on his door at 2 a.m.,” Tulley said.

Roberts picked the wrong house along Bulger Road in Alkol. Troopers said the homeowner, who’s in his 60s, grabbed his gun and opened fire, hitting the naked suspect in the shoulder as he tried to break down the door.

Tulley said he is familiar with both Roberts and the homeowner.

“I am aware of him, you know, the victim. The victim, they seem to be very good people,” Tulley said.

Tulley said he doesn’t know why Roberts would do this.

“It’s not something where it is a crime-infested area,” he said.

Roberts was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Troopers said no charges will be brought against the homeowner and, so far, no charges have been filed against Roberts.

State Police are still asking questions and investigating the wild wake-up call that has the whole neighborhood talking and on high alert.

“I was a little shocked that it happened. Those are things that don’t happen,” Tulley said.

This is a developing story. Keep checking WSAZ.com for any possible charges filed in this case.

ORIGINAL STORY

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - The name of the suspect who broke into a house and was shot by the homeowner has been released.

It happened on Bulgar Road in Alkol Monday just before 2 a.m. Law enforcement say they received a call a naked man was trying to break into a home.

According to West Virginia State Police, Jeffery Roberts II, 28, had broken the door to the residence to get inside. Troopers say the homeowner shot Roberts once in the shoulder. He was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Keep checking the WSAZ App for the latest information.

LINCOLN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A homeowner shot a man who tried to break into their home early Monday morning.

Law enforcement responded to the home along Bulger Road in Alkol, West Virginia after receiving a call that a naked man was attempting to break into the home.

While on the way to the scene, law enforcement was informed that the accused intruder had been shot by the homeowner after breaking into the home.

The man was shot in the shoulder and was taken to the hospital.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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