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Man shoots at fleeing burglar

Published: 6:03 AM, 12/24/2012

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-A man responding to his mother's phone call of a burglar in her residence shot a 16-gauge shotgun at the fleeing robber, but apparently missed him, the Newport Police Department reported.

Jane Gorrell, of Hiwassee Street, in Newport, said that on Sunday, Dec. 23, at 11 p.m., she heard an unknown person try to enter her residence by her locked front door, but was unable to and left, Patrolman Josh Holt reported.

Gorrell said that within a few minutes, however, apparently same person tried to pry open a side door with an unknown tool. She went to her bathroom in a back bedroom, locked herself in, and called her son, Scott, to say someone was inside her residence, the report stated.

For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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