95-year-old Alabama man grabbed weapon, runs off burglar, sheriff says

Published 9:15 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2021

A 95-year-old south Alabama man who heard someone breaking into his home reportedly grabbed a weapon and ran off an intruder who was later captured and charged with burglary.

A senior citizen who lives in the Dozier community of Covington County was napping in his living room on Friday evening when he was awakened by the sound of shattering glass, Sheriff Blake Turman told news outlets.

The man armed himself with an unidentified weapon and found a man ransacking his kitchen. The man, who wasn’t publicly identified, ordered the intruder to leave and called 911 once he was gone, Turman said.

Deputies later found a man behind a home in the area and arrested Timothy Ray Jordan, 40, who was charged with burglary and criminal mischief.

“The investigation revealed that Jordan fled the residence because the homeowner had armed himself. Thank God this had a good ending, and the victim should be commended on his courage and quick thinking,” Turman said.

Court records weren’t available Tuesday to show whether Jordan had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.