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Iowa husband shoots, kills escaped inmate who held him, wife hostage

By Mayra Cuevas and Shawn Nottingham, CNN
updated 12:14 AM EDT, Wed August 21, 2013
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Elderly man guns down fugitive
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • An escaped inmate, Rodney Long, broke into a couple's home as they were sleeping
  • He took the gun Jerome Mauderly had loaded to protect his home from the inmate
  • Long roamed the house, and Mauderly recovered the gun as wife, Carolyn, called 911
  • Mauderly then shot Long; he will not be charged in self-defense case

(CNN) -- An Iowa man shot and killed an escaped inmate on Tuesday after the convict held him and his wife hostage in their home, investigators said.

Jerome Mauderly, 71, and his wife, Carolyn, 66, were asleep when escaped inmate Rodney Long, 38, broke into their rural Bedford home a little after 10 p.m. on Monday, said Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt.

Long -- who had allegedly shot a deputy pursuing him on Sunday -- woke up the Mauderlys and disabled their landline phones except for a line in the couple's bedroom. He then took a shotgun that Jerome Mauderly, a retired prison guard and farmer, had loaded that night and placed next to the bed before going to sleep.

"(The Mauderlys) knew the situation. There was an escaped inmate, armed and dangerous. They were not the only people in the community that had loaded weapons that night," Mortvedt said.

The Mauderlys' home is isolated, surrounded by cornfields with the nearest neighbor about a mile away.

Long took the shotgun from the bedroom and moved it to the kitchen. He held the Mauderlys hostage at gunpoint for about four hours while he rummaged through their home for supplies and used their cell phone.

Around 2 a.m. Tuesday, while Long was upstairs looking for supplies, Jerome Mauderly sneaked into the kitchen and recovered his shotgun, Mortvedt said. Carolyn Mauderly called 911 from their bedroom. When Long walked down the stairs, Jerome Mauderly shot him in the torso. Long was found lying face down in the kitchen, Mortvedt said.

"(Long) had a handgun but was described as non-confrontational," Mortvedt said. "After about four hours, Long let the Mauderlys out of sight, then Jerome Mauderly recovered the shotgun and shot and killed Long.

"The Mauderlys feared for their life. They had a real fear that he was going to kill them," Mortvedt said.

Long escaped on Friday from the Clarinda Correctional Facility, a minimum security facility located 18 miles southwest of Des Moines. He was convicted of third-degree burglary.

On Sunday he was spotted walking along a highway. When a deputy arrived to confront him, Long allegedly shot him twice and took his patrol car. A second deputy pursued Long for 40 minutes. The pursuit ended when Long crashed the patrol car and ran away. The Mauderlys home is about three quarters of a mile from the crash site.

Coincidentally, the trooper who responded to the 911 call was 200 yards away from their home, searching for Long.

The deputy who was shot while pursuing Long is in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery.

The Mauderlys will not be charged because the killing was in self-defense. They were not injured during the home invasion.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/20/justice/iowa-escaped-inmate-shot/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

I was told I was paranoid to own an AR15 against an armed home invasion on another thread. I guess all gun owners are also paranoid. So was this man in the story.

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I can't believe a homeowner defended himself. Hopefully he get put in prison for the rest of his life for shooting that poor innocent escaped convict who held him and his wife at gunpoint for 4 hours. He should have waited longer to see if the criminal left on his own or maybe killed him and his wife.


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I loves to read about the retired prison guard demographic, putting down the escaped convicts, inside of said guard's home.

lostinblue - thanks for the report !!!

ain't nuttin like a shotgun for personal safety inside the home.

Kudos to Jerome for having a Hot, Younger Wife!

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Awesome... another example of a right wing gun owner that just wants to live his life in peace and be left alone.

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Awesome... another example of a right wing gun owner that just wants to live his life in peace and be left alone.

I'll bet a few here who preach that guns for home protection are bad would do the same thing as this gentleman. Of course a couple would also do anything the escaped convict wanted them to do because they want to respect his rights to kill them.


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I'll bet a few here who preach that guns for home protection are bad would do the same thing as this gentleman. Of course a couple would also do anything the escaped convict wanted them to do because they want to respect his rights to kill them.

Our resident NINJA would have gone all Chuck Norris on him

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Joe Biden was right!


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I'll bet a few here who preach that guns for home protection are bad would do the same thing as this gentleman. Of course a couple would also do anything the escaped convict wanted them to do because they want to respect his rights to kill them.

So it worked out this time. Good. We are glad. Of course they wouldn't have been in this situation if the escapee did not have a gun to hold them hostage.

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I was told I was paranoid to own an AR15 against an armed home invasion on another thread. I guess all gun owners are also paranoid. So was this man in the story.

You are paranoid. This was a shotgun.

Awesome... another example of a right wing gun owner that just wants to live his life in peace and be left alone.

Yep, he just wanted to live his life in peace at home with his family, good for him for blowing that scumbag away. Unlike the right wing gun owners who pack up their family and their weapons to go to dinner in the bad part of town so they can eat in peace. wacko.png

So it worked out this time. Good. We are glad. Of course they wouldn't have been in this situation if the escapee did not have a gun to hold them hostage.

Don't point out the obvious, it confuses them to no end.

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