Friday, October 2, 2009

Ohio: Man fires at would-be robber

West Chester Township, Ohio

From of September 30, 2009
Man fires at would-be robber

A resident wrestled with a would-be burglar Wednesday, then fired a shot that may have hit the fleeing man’s pickup, officials say.

Edward Honerlaw, 55, of the 8200 block of West Chester Road, reported he was home alone around 2 p.m. when an intruder kicked in a rear door – so he armed himself with a handgun, a news release said. After a tussle, the suspect fled; Honerlaw fired at the truck.

West Chester Township police have arrested Kyle P. Lightner, 22, of Bannon Court in Middletown. He has been charged with one court of burglary, a second-degree felony.

It was unclear Wednesday evening when Lightner may appear in court.

The incident was reported around 2 p.m.

As of 3:30 p.m., officers were still on the scene gathering information, Wilson said.

Authorities described the suspect as a white man, 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, about age 35, with a scruffy beard, wearing a white hoodie sweatshirt.

He fled in a tan pickup truck, Wilson said.

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