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Gun Owner Hero Captures 2 Murder Suspects – Police were just 14 minutes away

Home - by - February 1, 2013 - 22:15 America/New_York - 6 Comments



Two juveniles suspected of killing an elderly couple Thursday had run away from a local at-risk boys ranch earlier this week, officials have confirmed.

“The boys had run away, and we had reported that to the proper authorities,” said Richard Bottorf, chairman of Lives Under Construction Ranch. The two are suspected of killing Paul and Margaret Brooks in a Table Rock Lake home Thursday night. Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said police had no indication from the report that the boys were dangerous.

Stone County deputies received a call from a resident of Trace Hollow Road at 5:43 p.m. Thursday. The man reported that he was holding two young men at gunpoint after confronting them for suspicious behavior.

The man continued to hold the juveniles, ages 15 and 16, at gunpoint for 14 minutes until the first sheriff’s deputy arrived at 1722 Trace Hollow Road.






  1. serfer62

    February 1st, 2013

    14:@ That was fast, here in Kona it took 5 hours

    are these Holder’s People?

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  2. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    February 1st, 2013

    Gee, I don’t think scissors or chili pepper would have helped in this case. Good on you, mister.

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  3. fullcirclethinker

    February 1st, 2013

    Proves once again: When seconds count the police are only minutes away!

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  4. Bad Brad

    February 1st, 2013

    What, no shovel?

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    February 2nd, 2013

    Kind of a remote area that’s probably 15 miles away from Branson, MO. That would be the nearest police station. Not a high crime area.

    Good bass fishing on Table Rock lake.

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  6. LadyGun12

    February 2nd, 2013

    Holy crap! I’m friends with an elderly couple who live on Table Rock Lake!

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