Elbert County (GA) Sheriff sounds like a really good fellow!


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Drizzt
October 15, 2004, 03:59 PM
The Elbert County Sheriff's Department needs your help to find a man who tried to invade elderly women's homes on October tenth.

Police say he's a young black man, with a light complexion, and a small, narrow face. He might be driving a dark green vehicle with taillights completely across the back.

Police say they don't know his motive for invading the homes. But they do know that the 80-year-old homeowners had weapons to protect themselves.

The Elbert County investigators say they have no idea why home invasions are becoming popular these days. Elbert County has had three in two weeks.

Police are looking for this man who they think tried to invade two homes owned by 80-year-old women.

"The suspect went to the house on Longcreek Road and tried to kick the front door in. The elderly women let the suspect know she had a gun and when she did, he took of running. Minutes later, there was another home invasion on Middleton Road and she shot at the suspect and he left,” says Sheriff Barry Haston. He thinks the invasions are connected because the houses were six miles away from each other. The sheriff says the man didn't steal anything from the second home, but did try to rape the woman. Sheriff Haston says having the guns kept those women alive.

"In these two cases I’m actually glad they did because it could have been a different story if they didn't,” says Haston.

The Crime Scene Unit and GBI are investigating the cases and other home invasions in the area. But the sheriff's department wants people to learn from two women in their eighties and protect themselves.

"That's why we give these courses so people will know firearm safety, how to operate a firearm, it just gives the elderly a sense of security when they take these classes,” says Haston.

But if you don't own gun and don't want to get one, Sheriff Haston says there are other ways to protect yourself. He’s trained in self-defense.

"If we can get enough people willing to take it, we're willing to give it to the citizens to help them protect themselves,” says Haston.

No matter how many people are learning to protect themselves against home invaders and other criminals, the Elbert County Sheriff's Department is still looking for the suspects. They already have people working extra shifts to get this case closed.

The Elbert County Sheriff's Department is also looking for three people they think invaded and robbed a home on October 4th.

Police say Henry ONeil Mitchell and two unidentified people got inside a house on Limo Road when one of the homeowners opened the door.

Sheriff Haston says three adults and four children were held at gunpoint while Mitchell and his accomplices stole an undisclosed amount of money.

Police say Mitchell is armed and very dangerous.

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Standing Wolf
October 15, 2004, 06:20 PM
"That's why we give these courses so people will know firearm safety, how to operate a firearm, it just gives the elderly a sense of security when they take these classes,” says Haston.

I like to see elected officials in touch with reality, although having a firearm provides more than just a sense of security.

mole
September 1, 2005, 09:44 PM
Sheriff Barry Haston is a great guy. I've been meaning to see him about getting a C&R and Concealed Carry. More sheriffs should be like him.

mole

Standing Wolf
September 1, 2005, 11:13 PM
The Elbert County investigators say they have no idea why home invasions are becoming popular these days.

Free money and the opportunity to rape old women: what more could a looter want?

(Well, maybe a recount of the Florida "votes" in the presidential election of 2000.)

Sleeping Dog
September 2, 2005, 06:58 AM
I've been meaning to see him about getting a C&R

No need. The only requirement is to inform the sheriff or police chief that you applied for one. No permission necessary from the local law enforcement.

Regards.

Rockstar
September 2, 2005, 03:24 PM
You don't need to see the sheriff about your concealed weapons permit, either.

mole
September 2, 2005, 11:23 PM
He's a friend of some of my family (I know him the least well though) and I figured he could walk me through any possible problems. We all know how ineffective and crazy some--but not all--government employees can be.

mole

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