Two men were shot by a homeowner on his property in the Sumner County town of Milton early Monday, authorities said.
The 46-year-old homeowner awoke about 2:45 a.m. and thought he heard intruders in his house, Sumner County sheriff's Capt. Mike Yoder said. The man got up, grabbed a rifle and went to investigate.
He saw four men on his property, including in a detached shop, Yoder said. He opened fire on them, and they began to run before fleeing in two vehicles from the town, which is in northwest Sumner County south of Suppesville.
The homeowner then called 911.
The County Sherrif summed it up perfectly.
What's your opinion? Do they go a bit too far with this castle-doctrine mentality? I say yes.The homeowner was booked into jail on suspicion of aggravated battery, Yoder said.
"Obviously, you have the right to protect your property, but you can't go overboard with it," Yoder said.
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