Thursday morning feel good stories

| June 21, 2018 | 7 Comments

From Leesburg, Florida;

According to Sheriff’s Lt. John Herrell, Tavares police received a call just after 1 a.m. from a man who claimed he’d been abducted and brought to a house on Melrose Avenue in Leesburg’s Bassville Park neighborhood.

Two deputies arrived at the house just as two men, one armed with an assault rifle, were emerging. Sebastian D. Badwell, 22, of Sorrento reportedly fired at the deputies, who returned fire and struck the shooter in the leg near his ankle. He was airlifted to Orlando Regional Medical Center with injuries that investigators said are not life threatening.

Deputies arrested the other man, identified as Kailon M. Harris-Caldwell, 20, of Eustis.

Herrell said deputies found five people inside the house, some with minor injuries that appeared to be from beatings.

The original call for help was from a man who said he’d been abducted from his Tavares home by the suspects and brought to the scene of the home invasion in Leesburg.

From DeKalb County, Georgia;

The man broke into an apartment at the South Hairston Road complex, held a woman against her will and fired shots at officers when they arrived, police told Channel 2 Action News.

He then barricaded himself in an apartment before police fired tear gas inside, police told Channel 2. After an hour-long standoff, the man came out firing and officers fired back, officials said.

It is not clear if the man died on the scene or en route to a local hospital. His name has not been released.

From North Little Rock, Arkansas;

The man who lives in the house told police he and a woman were watching a movie in a bedroom when he heard loud banging at his front door and a man he didn’t know began kicking it in. He told officers he warned the man that he had a gun but they kept kicking the door until it was forced open.

When the man got into the home, police say the resident fired his gun twice and the suspect left the scene.

“I was sitting in my house and I heard a loud crack and I didn’t want to assume it was a gunshot but I guess it was…followed by a yelp,” says Chris Paradis, a neighbor.

According to police, the woman who was inside the house knew the man who was shot and drove him to the hospital for treatment. He was reported to have a gunshot wound to the torso and was still being treated by late Tuesday afternoon.

From Winston-Salem, North Carolina;

Winston-Salem police say just after three this morning,a group of people was trying to break into a car.

A man yelled at them and when the suspects tried to run one of them was shot in the back.

“I would hate for someone’s life to get cut short because of a stupid mistake they made at a young age,” said Stephon Gatewood.

Gatewood lives a few houses down from the commotion.

He woke up this morning when police knocked on his door and tried to get more information about what happened.

Gatewood says break-ins happens all too often.

So often in fact, he tries to limit his losses.

Make sure I don’t have anything valuable in there and leave them unlocked. I would rather someone just go in there and look around rather than just break my windows and not get anything at all,” said Gatewood.

Gatewood would like to see more of a neighborhood watch to deter the break-ins.

As for the break-in suspect who was shot, police haven’t said who shot him, but several shell casings were found nearby.

He was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

From Sewickley, Pennsylvania;

The man had just come from the Northwest Savings Bank in Sewickley around noon Monday.

The suspect, Stephen Mattie, was allegedly running down the street with a bandana covering his face.

He was reportedly dropping money as he ran down Locust Street before being stopped by a boxing coach who happened to be walking by.

“He was fumbling money all over the place,” said Jaryd Boyer. “I see some guy just coming down, masked up.”

Boyer and his friend stopped him.

“Just went up to him, grabbed him and my boy came up behind me and made sure he didn’t have a gun,” Boyer said.

Moments later, police arrived and arrested Mattie, who is facing robbery and terrorism charges.

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  1. STSC(SW/SS) says:

    “It is not clear if the man died on the scene or en route to a local hospital. His name has not been released.”

    Who cares as long he is dead.

  2. David says:

    While I applaud Gatewood’s sympathy, his overall attitude sounds like he liberally smears Vaseline on his ass just in case… he defines the term sheeple. Man up, dude.

  3. A. Young says:

    The Leesburg, Florida story:
    Anyone want to bet the assault rifle is just a semi with mistaken identity?

  4. desert says:

    WGAS………….Wouldn’t Give A Shyt? lol

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