Two Broad Daylight Burglars Meet Bloody Ends in North Carolina, Mississippi

Two armed self-defense stories this week illustrate why it pays to be prepared at all hours of the day. In both cases, the would-be burglars attempted a home invasion in broad daylight—until they met the armed, unhappy homeowners.

The first story comes from Mississippi, where police are still investigating an alleged home invasion that occurred in Pascagoula shortly before noon on Tuesday. The homeowner told police that he shot an armed suspect who had broken into his home and was attempting to burglarize it.

The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and the homeowner has not been charged with any crime.

Investigators have not released the names of the suspect or the victim, but WXXV 25 reports that a county coroner from a different county is working this case “due to a conflict of interest.”

As one commenter put it under the Fox News coverage, “Sometimes your work follows you home!”

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The second incident played out a scenario many homeowners have envisioned when returning from errands or church.

A woman in Wilmington, North Carolina, came home around 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon to find her front door ajar and someone walking around her house from room to room, according to local station WWAY 3.

The woman called 911, retrieved her handgun, and confronted the intruder, who police later identified as 37-year-old Michael Jarvis.

A harrowing 911 call indicates that Jarvis had been hiding behind the woman’s bed when she found him.

“I just found a guy hiding behind my bed. I came home from lunch,” the woman said.

Dispatch: “What’s the address of the emergency?”
911 Caller: “I just shot somebody in my house. I just shot him about four or five times.”
Dispatch: “About how old is he?”
911 Caller: “I don’t know. How old are you? 30? 30.”
Dispatch: “Is there serious bleeding?”
911 Caller: “No you can’t have water! What?”
Dispatch: “Is he completely alert?  “Yeah.”

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Jarvis remains in critical condition as of Thursday, January 9. Police say the homeowner will not be charged.

Approximately 13.5 million property victimizations occurred in 2018, according to the DOJ’s Bureau of Justice Statistics. The bureau defines “property victimizations” as burglaries, residential trespassing, motor-vehicle thefts, and other thefts.

The rate of property victimization fell from 118.1 victimizations per 1,000 households in 2014 to 108.2 in 2018. The percentages of U.S. households that experienced property victimization also fell from 7.99 percent in 2014 to 7.27 percent in 2018.  

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About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 10:58 am

    911 Caller: “I just shot somebody in my house. I just shot him about four or five times.”

    Dispatch: “Is there serious bleeding?”

    911 Caller: “I’ll look. (gunshot heard) Make that six shots.”

  • Winston January 17, 2020, 10:14 pm

    Guaranteed they were both Treyvon’s distant cousins.

  • Mike in a Truck January 17, 2020, 12:43 pm

    Bwhahahahaha…”No you cant have water” ohhhhh….Im peeing my pants over here. That should be a national ad campaign. Commit a crime : No you cant have water. Hahahaha

    • Ej harbet July 28, 2020, 2:13 pm

      after 4 hits that water would flower can on the carpet when they picked him up

  • Trevor Teague January 17, 2020, 7:05 am

    Anyone who is forced to shoot someone in self defense should be allowed to sue the families of the this for stress and mental trauma and to cover the cost of the ammunition used. Good ammo is expensive these days…

    • E January 19, 2020, 12:46 am

      Good idea! My mother’s aneurism most likely was exacerbated by the three ex-cons who almost broke into our home. When the detective asked me what I wanted to happen to the three ghetto homeboys who were caught, I should have told them a lawsuit. Because of the recidivism rate, they’ll probably be out within a few years or even months. So no real punishment.

      • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:02 am

        Should have told the detective: “Here’s $10; go have lunch. Just leave them in cuffs right here. I have a wood chipper out back.”

  • Daniel G Braatz January 17, 2020, 4:35 am

    Play thug games; win thug prizes

    • J Davis January 17, 2020, 10:44 am

      Be a thug ….win a SLUG ……or two .

      • Stan d. Upnow August 7, 2020, 11:03 am

        I like that! T-shirt maybe?

  • Mike January 10, 2020, 8:06 pm

    Nice work.
    I love the “No you can’t have any water”. The home owner already gave the burglar free lead.

    • Ej harbet January 17, 2020, 4:13 am

      Good defense ammo is $.50 a round and he already cost her $2 so i dont blame her for not handing him a aquafina.maybe if he survives the organ damage he’ll get a job so he can buy his own water

      • Zupglick January 17, 2020, 3:53 pm

        I don’t mind donating the ammo to keep me alive.

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