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Trespasser lunges at homeowner investigating suspicious activity on his property. But homeowner is armed — and brings the pain.


Silly trespasser!

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Jimmy Stubblefield told sheriff's deputies he noticed someone turning security cameras on his Tennessee property Saturday, so the homeowner went outside to investigate, the Covington Leader reported.

As Stubblefield rounded a corner, a man lunged at him, the paper said.

Here comes the boom

But the problem for the suspected trespasser is that his target was armed.

Sure enough, Stubblefield fired at the man, the Leader reported, adding that the homeowner told deputies he believed the perpetrator was hit by gunfire.

Fella doesn't get far

Deputies searched the area and found 32-year-old Thurman Morrow in the attic of a nearby home, the paper said.

However, Morrow was uncooperative and refused to surrender to deputies, the Leader noted. But it was all in a day's work for the sheriff's office K-9 which finally apprehended the reluctant suspect, the paper said.

Morrow was treated for his gunshot wound and later released from medical care, the Leader added.

Now what?

Morrow has been charged with aggravated assault and resisting arrest and was in Tipton County jail under a $10,000 bond, the paper said, adding that he's scheduled for an Oct. 29 court appearance.

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