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    Woman Shoots Burglar Inside Her Home


    Reported by: Kevin Schwaller
    Wednesday, June 22 2011








    (Powersite, MO) -- A Taney County woman says she shot a man who was burglarizing her home Wednesday afternoon between Branson and Forsyth.

    Peggy Melton, 68, was returning to her home on State Highway VV in Powersite, Missouri, with groceries just before noon. That's when she saw a suspicious truck parked outside and noticed her doors were unlocked.

    "So I carry a box of groceries in, the door was unlocked. And I thought, no, I know I locked that door when I left," Melton said.

    The Taney County Sheriff says Melton, who has a concealed carry permit, walked inside and confronted the armed man in a bedroom. She says after he threatened to shoot her, she fired three shots, one of which went through a door and hit the burglar in the chest.

    "Nobody is going to invade my house, you know," says Melton. "This is my house and I have a right to protect it."


    Sheriff Jimmie Russell says the man -- a 24-year-old from Harrison, Arkansas -- ran from the home while dodging the bullets. He jumped into a truck outside and left with a 21-year-old female, also from Harrison, who was waiting in the vehicle.

    Sheriff Russell says Melton gave a good description of the truck. Deputies were able to track the man and woman about a half-mile away, along Shore Drive, where they were arrested.

    The man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital; the woman is held in Taney County jail. Charges are pending.

    Melton was not injured.

    "He would have probably shot her. He had got my gun and my shells," said Ronnie Melton, Peggy's husband.

    Sheriff Russell says the suspects stole the truck from Harrison, Arkansas.


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    They will be pulling pieces of that door out of his chest for a while :)

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    Any 68 year old woman who can handle a .357 snubby (and under that kind of pressure)...well, I wouldn't mind having her for my neighbor & friend. {giggle} Sure does damage the stereotype of the "little old lady." You GO girl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkbartley View Post
    Any 68 year old woman who can handle a .357 snubby (and under that kind of pressure)...well, I wouldn't mind having her for my neighbor & friend. {giggle} Sure does damage the stereotype of the "little old lady." You GO girl!

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    You got that right. I know grown men who have to hugged and told "it's ok, its ok, your gonna be ok" for s solid 15 minutes after shooting a j frame .357 ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkbartley View Post
    Any 68 year old woman who can handle a .357 snubby (and under that kind of pressure)...well, I wouldn't mind having her for my neighbor & friend. {giggle} Sure does damage the stereotype of the "little old lady." You GO girl!

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    Well heck Rosemary ... You break the little old lady stereotype of the little old lady too ... (The Devil made me do it!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Decline View Post
    They will be pulling pieces of that door out of his chest for a while :)
    Hopefully he'll experience the joy of secondary infection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bebo View Post
    Well heck Rosemary ... You break the little old lady stereotype of the little old lady too ... (The Devil made me do it!!)
    I have been known to break a few things in my lifetime...might as well break some molds, too!

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    Too bad she did not have more training so she could have put the three rounds through "center of mass".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkbartley View Post
    Any 68 year old woman who can handle a .357 snubby (and under that kind of pressure)...well, I wouldn't mind having her for my neighbor & friend.rkb
    AND she scored a CHEST HIT, stopping the threat and driving him into full retreat-mode.
    Well done Peggy, well done.

    Yes, I'd Luv having her for a neighbor.
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