Homeowner hears a noise, goes to investigate, and finds two criminals trying to break into his car. He runs back into the house, they follow. Shots are exchanged, and the homeowner and one thug are both injured.
Officers say both the homeowner and the injured suspect, 21-year-old Gregory Weaver, are recovering in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The second suspect, 25-year-old Donald Richardson, was arrested by deputies later following a short chase on Bluff Road.If the homeowner didn't retrieve a gun after discovering the goblins, I believe he would be dead. They would have followed him into his home, and killed him.
Deputies say they'll charge both Weaver and Richardson with assault and battery with intent to kill and auto tampering. Richardson will also face a stolen vehicle charge.