Dora homeowner shoots intruder
by RACHEL DAVIS
Aug 15, 2012 | 11089 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DORA — A Dora woman was forced to shoot an intruder at her home early Tuesday morning, according to Dora police. Michael Josh Jacobs, 25, is in stable condition in the intensive care unit at UAB Hospital recovering from the gunshot wound that struck him high in the chest/shoulder area.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Dora police received an emergency call from a woman living in the 1100 block of Sellers Hollow Road, near Dora High School. According to the dispatcher, the caller said someone had kicked in her door and entered the house.

Officers from DPD were immediately dispatched to the scene. As the intruder advanced up the stairs, the homeowner fired one shot, and Jacobs left the house through the front door.

Dora police said Jacobs was found in the yard of the house, bleeding from the gunshot wound. Evidence of forced entry, the blood trail from inside the house and Jacobs’ injuries all support the homeowner’s account of the events, according to police.

Though the homeowner’s two children were in the house at the time of the incident, none of them were injured.

Jacobs is expected to recover and will be charged with a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief and a Class A felony charge of first-degree burglary, which carries a penalty of 10 years to life if convicted. According to Dora Police, Jacobs was already wanted in Homewood on a misdemeanor warrant, and has a criminal history that consists of misdemeanors.

The homeowner will not be charged, according to police.