December 11th, 2013
Chief Tango sends us our feel good morning story to enjoy with our coffee and muffin today, this time it’s from Tennessee where Jaden Archer agreed to buy some tablets from Calvin Ward and met him in a local parking lot. It looks like Ward didn’t have any tablets;
At some point, the two men sat inside the same car when Ward allegedly pulled a gun on Archer and demanded his money. The two men got into a fist fight when [Ward's accomplice Galen] Allen allegedly attempted to pull Archer out of the vehicle then knocked him down while Archer was fighting for his life.
Archer, who is a lawful gun owner and carrier retrieved his firearm and fatally shot Ward.
Allen reportedly jumped into a gray van and pulled out a handgun. Fearing for his life, Archer reportedly fired into the driver side window of the van where he struck Allen in the upper back.
Allen reportedly sped off in the van which was eventually located with blood in the driver’s seat and shattered glass.
Ward has met his reward, while Allen is being held on $470,000 bond. So, all’s well that ends well.
In Ohio, Michael “Meatball” Burns faces murder and manslaughter charges in the death of his accomplice in an attempt to rob homeowner of his scrap metal. Roy Hahn, the homeowner, responded by shooting through his door and killing 36-year-old Terry Allen. Meatball was struck by the bullet that passed through Allen.
Assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker has said that even though it was the intended victim who pulled the trigger, Burns and others involved can be charged with murder because they were committing a felony during which someone died.
Becker said Hahn admitted snorting cocaine the night before the shooting, but Robbins said Hahn didn’t appear to be at all intoxicated the night of the attempted burglary and shooting.
Allen, who was wearing camouflage clothing, was found with a crowbar still in his gloved hands.
Allen’s wife, Nichole, 35, of Mineral Ridge, and Mindy Sierra, 32, of McDonald, face the same charges as Burns and Crislip and they had left the scene of the shooting after dropping off the three men.
Charges for everyone, except the good guy with a gun.