Homeowner Shoots Suspected Burglar; Another Suspect On The Loose

A suspected burglar has been released from the hospital after a homeowner shot him in Harrison County late Sunday night.

The sheriff says a man who lives on Old Lair Road came home to find two burglars on his property.

The owner shot one of the men, Thomas Terysian, 25, while the other suspect got away.

Terysian, who's from Paris, went to the hospital with gunshot wounds to a hand and forearm.

He's expected to be all right.

Police don't have a name for the second suspect. Police say two other homes on Old Lair Road were broken into Sunday night and burglars tried to break into two more homes.

The sheriff says the homeowner won't be charged.


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  • by Catfish Location: Maloneton on Mar 13, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    a little more to the left and up should've done the trick! Next time, use a little Kentucky windage and we'd be free of another Kentucky Tax Payer supported thug! Governor Beshear's been talking about thinning out the jails. If there were more citizens like this homeowner, the jails wouldn't have to worry!
  • by Citizen on Mar 13, 2008 at 05:49 AM
    Dear Anon - Dude you didn't have to bring up Tom's brother.. so many times people are judged by something that a family member has done! Tim is a pillar in this community and a great Man, Unfortunatly his brother has turned to drugs and I know that Tim cut contact with him some time ago. Tim and his family should not be judged, I know that they are carring a heavy load just being associated with this whole mess.
  • by Anonymous Location: pikeville on Mar 13, 2008 at 05:37 AM
    WEll done... Too bad you did'nt get the other one too. As things are here in our area, I cannot help but wonder if your and my tax dollars are probably paying hospital bill with the big " Card " that we the working class do not get....
  • by ANON Location: KY on Mar 12, 2008 at 02:01 PM
    THIS IS TO THE H.C CITIZEN. I FEEL THE SAME AS YOU DO ABOUT HAVING TO CHECK THE WINDOWS AND DOORS NUMEROUS TIMES. I HAVE HEARD THAT ONE OF THE THUGS GOT OUT OF THE SITUATION SCOTT FREE NO PUNISHMENT OR ANYTHING. I HEARD HE HAS A CRIMINAL PAST AS WELL. SO I DON'T THINK HE WILL HAVE LEARNED ANYTHING FROM THIS!!! NO THAN LIKELY GIVEN SOME TIME HE WILL PROABLY STRIKE AGAIN. NEXT TIME HE MAY NOT BE SO LUCKY.
  • by H.C. citizen Location: Cynthiana on Mar 12, 2008 at 10:28 AM
    I know the family in this case. The homeowner also has a wife and two young kids. He could have killed had he wanted too. I just hope these two thugs are off the streets. This is within one mile of my house. It's bad when you check all windows and doors multiple times each evening because of all the thefts and breakins. Good going homeowner. I would say he has kept many homes from being broke in by these men in the future.
  • by Robbery Victum Location: Cynthiana on Mar 12, 2008 at 09:29 AM
    My house is one of the houses that was robbed. Its a very scary things to go through knowing someone you don't know went from room to room, went through everything you own and stole from your family. I'm glad my neighbor shot the guy and held him there until the ploice arrived. I just wish I would of met the robber face to face and told him what I thought. It might help my family sleep better and not be scared of the dark. I'm glad that the police didn't arrest the homeowner who shot the burgaler, he deverse a metal for his courage. Thank You Neighbor! No matter how safe you think your house is, its NOT! Always think before you do! Create a plan with your family on what to do when a break in accurs, never answer your door after dark, yell through the door "go away or I'm calling the police", and add a loud alarm system, and have something close you can grab for protection. We have learned you can never be too safe even in your own home.
  • by abby Location: Harrison county on Mar 12, 2008 at 03:14 AM
    Remember what my Grandfather always said if you ever aim your gun at anyone "shoot to kill because a dead man tells no tales"
  • by JAN Location: mt.sterling on Mar 12, 2008 at 12:13 AM
    to:me. i don't have a dog,nither am i stupid,instead of buying dogfood,i am paying the high price of gasoline.that's what america is all about.freedom of choice.so shout it out!!!FREEDOM
  • by Wanna be Rambo Location: Guess on Mar 11, 2008 at 08:53 PM
    Why can't I get in on the action? I eat, sleep and play with guns praying one of you thugs visit me.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 11, 2008 at 07:57 PM
    should have shot both his hands off then he never steal again. people work hard to get what they get then trash like this comes in tryes to take it.. next time try it between the eyes

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