What residents on County Road 9 in Macon County near Shorter find so galling about the crime is the brazen approach the suspects took.
two men burglarized the home at 4 in the morning Tuesday and one of the suspects sexually assaulted the victim. The woman endured a beating and pistol
whipping. Her young child was in the home at the time.
the level of aggression everyone is talking about," said Lorna Aho who
lives on County Road 9 and knows the victim very well.
says the talk is rampant in the neighborhood to get more involved and become
more vigilant in a dramatic way.
conversation is no one really feels secure anymore," Aho said.
only are neighbors on County Road 9 making plans to strengthen their current
community watch program, more than a few, we're told, are buying weapons.
years ago it was wide open," said Bill Segrest.
remembers a time when homeowners didn't have to lock their doors at night.
Those days are long gone.
word on the street is more and more residents, especially women are buying guns
and making plans for target practice. Homeowners are also planning community
know several people are buying weapons," Segrest confirmed.
the assault the two men in question stole the woman's laptop, a TV, cash and
her vehicle, all while her 5-year old son was put in a bedroom by one of
the suspects. Authorities found the vehicle a few miles away from the
12 News learned Thursday that the victim actually struggled with one of the suspects
and even knocked him to the ground. The woman suffered scratches, bruises and a
black eye. She's now recovering, staying with family outside of
As of this writing no one has been arrested but the Alabama Bureau of Investigation and Macon County investigators have what they consider 'good leads' based on solid evidence.
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