MEADE COUNTY, KENTUCKY — A quiet community was awoken by a violent home invasion, but the burglar armed with a machete picked the wrong home to break into.
“It just happened, and I reacted. I knew I was going to protect my family as much as I could, and (I) had the means to do it,” Ron Sheffield said.
The incident was captured on the couple’s surveillance cameras, and it shows the suspect going through their belongings. Their dog, who was barking at the suspect, was shot but continued to bark. Later on in the video, the suspect shot the dog again who then could be seen lying motionless but still alive.
For animal lovers everywhere, the dog is expected to be ok.
Sheffield and his wife were out to dinner, and came back to their home to find the door open.
“When I pulled in the driveway and saw the side door open and the storm door closed,” Sheffield said, “that shouldn’t (have) been that way.”
Being alert and having this information, Sheffield made the decision to draw his pistol and enter the home. Once he did, he immediately encountered Mark Jones, 29, who was armed with a machete.
Sheffield immediately gave Jones commands to get on the ground and once Jones was looking down the barrel of a gun, he quickly complied.
“He hesitated for a second, and I said, ‘Go down, or your dead.’ And he said, ‘Alright, alright, alright,’” Sheffield said.
Sheffield held Jones at gunpoint until police arrived.
This violent criminal was released shortly after on a $1,000 bond. Police notified Sheffield of this, and he had a hard time believing it.
Letting a violent criminal out of his cage for $1,000 seems like trouble to me, but that’s the justice system sometimes.