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Deputies: Child calls 911 during violent Madison County home invasion

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The man who was attacked in a home on Berea Road says several armed men kicked in the front door of his home and hit him with a gun in front of his wife and 11-year-old daughter.

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Ann Overbey says in the 20 years she has poured herself into her catering business, burglars have tried to take what they could.

"A few years ago they broke the back door down but a black dog ran them off," she remembered.

She says after many of her neighbor's homes where hit by burglars, she started asking herself, who is next?

"When you turn that light out at night you wonder what is going to happen next," she said.

The latest crime happened about 2 a.m. Friday, according to Madison County investigators.

A man who lives on Berea Road tells us several masked men, armed with guns, kicked in his front door and robbed him.

He says his wife and 11-year-old daughter watched as one of the men slammed a gun into his head.

We're told his daughter managed to make it to a phone and called 911.

He says his family is shaken but they will be alright.

Detectives say they are being tight-lipped about the case because they could compromise their investigation if they release the details of the home invasion at this time.

"It's horrible; a man's castle should be safe," Overbey said.

She says the violent crime has forced her to change the way she runs her business.

"We didn't have to lock the doors but I lock them now. This is getting bad, bad, bad," she said.

Deputies tell us they are following multiple leads, trying to track down the armed men.


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