Police: Monticello homeowner shoots, kills intruder

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Police: Monticello homeowner shoots, kills intruder

MONTICELLO, Mississippi (AP) — Lawrence County authorities say a homeowner shot and killed an intruder.

WLBT TV reports the shooting happened at a mobile home just outside the Monticello city limits.

Sheriff Joel Thames says dispatchers received a call from David Maxwell at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Maxwell said his dog was barking and it woke him up. When he got up to investigate, he found a man in his kitchen and shot him.

When deputies arrived on the scene, Thames says they found 30-year-old Matthew James Javor, of Ruth, dead on Maxwell’s back porch.

Maxwell said he also fired at a second suspect in a pickup, but he wasn’t sure if he hit him. That suspect was able to get away.




MEMA: Flash floods reported in 8 counties

PEARL, Mississippi — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received reports of damage from eight counties as a result of severe weather that moved through the state Tuesday.

MEMA says minor street flooding was reported in Hinds, Rankin, Washington and Yazoo counties. Trees were reported down in Jones and Scott counties. There was street flooding reported in Warren County and the City of Vicksburg and there was damage to a few homes and at least one business in Sharkey County.

According to the National Weather Service, some areas of the state received nearly six inches of rain.

In the Grace community in northern Issaquena County, 5.91 inches were reported. A rain gauge in Yazoo city collected nearly three inches. The Jackson metro area had more than 2 inches.