E6 type 1 ea. sends the news from Kansas that they’re marginally safer when a homeowner defended his home from invaders with a shotgun;
The Lyon County Sheriff’s Department responded to a shooting about three miles north of Neosho Rapids, just before 4 a.m. Wednesday.
The shooting was the result of a home invasion robbery at 1790 Road X, involving two individuals and the homeowner.
The homeowner, Ron Sleisher, shot and injured one Gary Yowell, 35, of 19 N. Belfry, Council Grove, and held another at gunpoint: Rodney Yowell, 30, of 109 Broadway in Dunlap.
Deputies took Rodney Yowell into custody and he was confined to the Lyon County Jail.
Gary Yowell was shot in the hip and was transported by Lyon County Abulance to Newman Regional Health, and was transferred to Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka to receive treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Aside from that, no other injuries have been reported.
Officials with the sheriff’s department said a single shotgun round was fired by the homeowner…
It looks like the Yowell brothers lucked out and Mr. Sleisher wasn’t in the mood to have two lives on his conscience. Good shooting, Mr. Sleisher; here’s hoping you have a long and fruitful life. And the Yowell brothers, not so much.