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When will these thugs learn that the most dangerous job in the Texas is “home burglar.”
Why anybody would break into someone’s home in a state where the homeowner is very likely to be armed and where our state’s Castle Doctrine Laws give us every right and the full protection of the law to shoot home invaders dead is beyond me.
Like these two thugs in Montgomery County (Magnolia, TX) which is the same county where I grew up, and where I can tell you just about everybody I know owns more than one gun:
Homeowners told investigators that their adult son was home alone asleep around 7:50 a.m. when he heard what sounded like someone trying to force their way into a side door at the house in the 16000 block of Burklin, authorities said.
He then got out of bed, retrieved a handgun and pressed the panic button of the alarm system. When he walk toward the living room, he was confronted by 29-year-old Claude Lowell Woodard. The homeowners’ son fired his pistol three times in Woodard’s direction, authorities said.
Woodard fled outside toward the driveway, where he collapsed and later died. Authorities found that he was in possession of at least two knives and a replica BB gun, authorities said.
During this time, another man, later identified as Jason Allen Doster, 36, called 911 to say he had been assaulted and his truck stolen by an unknown man. The vehicle he described matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle in the attempted burglary, which deputies had found abandoned under the carport of the burglarized home.
A short time later, Doster arrived at the scene and was questioned. He provided several inconsistent accounts of his story, authorities said.
Upon further interviewing, Doster admitted to driving to the residence with Woodard and to being present during the attempted burglary and shooting, authorities said.
Doster was arrested for burglary of habitation and taken to the Montgomery County Jail.
No charges are being pursued against the homeowners’ son and the case will be referred to the Montgomery County grand jury for review.
Emphasis mine — and no charges should be pursued, either. This is a clear case of justified shooting under the Castle Doctrine.
But you also have to love how there is absolutely zero honor amongst thieves. When the now-dead-thug stumbled out to the drive way with three fresh new ventilation holes in his body, instead of helping his dying friend, Doster instead took off and left him there to die.
Oh, and speaking of Doster, he’s going to be shocked when he’s charged with felony murder, too, despite having not fired the shots that killed his partner-in-crime. In Texas, if a person is killed during the commission of a felony, all individuals involved in the commission of that felony are responsible for the death. Even if the dead person is one of your homies.
So, at the end of the day, we have two thugs off our streets — one forever, and the other probably for life. So, all in all, a good day for the folks of Montgomery County.
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