Heartwarming Story of the Day: 71-Year-Old Blows Away Escaped Inmate

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Don’t expect the anti-gun nuts to mention any of this. Doesn’t help the narrative.

Authorities say an escaped inmate suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy has been killed by a homeowner who said the armed man broke into his house.

Rodney Long was shot to death after he broke into a retired farm couple’s home in Bedford about 10:15 p.m. Monday, awakening them. Long, who was armed with a handgun, cut their telephone lines and used their cell phone, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Mitch Mortvedt said.

After about four hours, Jerome Mauderly, 71, shot Long with a shotgun in the kitchen of the home he shares with his wife, Carolyn, 66.

“As the situation wore on the decision was made by the Mauderlys they were going to defend themselves,” Mortvedt said. “At 2:11 a.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Carolyn Mauderly.”

She told a dispatcher that her husband had shot an intruder.

An Iowa State Patrol officer was nearby and quickly responded, finding Long face down on the kitchen floor, Mortvedt said. No one else was injured.

The deputy, Dan Wyckoff, is in stable condition and expected to recover.

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3 Responses to “Heartwarming Story of the Day: 71-Year-Old Blows Away Escaped Inmate”

  1. Dorf on 21/21/13 at 9:17 pm

    The basic rule should be ‘If you threaten ANYONE with lethal harm in a situation where YOU are violating the law your life is forfeit….