VERONA, Ky. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials in northern Kentucky say a 92-year-old man shot and killed a would-be robber breaking into his home overnight.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office says Earl Jones of Vernoa told investigators that he heard a noise in his basement at 2:10 a.m. EDT Monday and picked up a .22 caliber rifle. The sheriff's department told The Kentucky Enquirer (bit.ly/RDFgX2) the intruder walked up the stairs to the first floor, where Jones shot the man.
Jones called his neighbor, who called 911. Deputies found the outside basement door opened and no one but Jones in the house.
Kenton County Police later charged 22-year-old Ryan Dalton and 20-year-old Donnie Inabnit with second-degree burglary and tampering with evidence.
Police also found 24-year-old Lloyd "Adam' Maxwell of Richmond in a 2001 Chevrolet Impala.