Resident Holds Home Invasion Suspect At Bay With Shotgun

May 26, 2013

A Brewton man  held a home invasion suspect at bay with a shotgun early Sunday morning until deputies could arrive and make an arrest.

The suspect, identified as 20-year old Glenn Phillips of East Brewton, was allegedly walking along Travis Road about 2 a.m. when he came to a house, kicked in the door and entered, according to Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert.

A dog inside the home cornered Phillips, giving the resident time to retrieve his shotgun and call 911. The victim held Phillips on the floor with the shotgun until deputies arrived and arrested Phillips without incident.

Lambert said Phillips was not armed.

Phillips was booked into the Escambia County Detention Center in Brewton on a charge of burglary.


42 Responses to “Resident Holds Home Invasion Suspect At Bay With Shotgun”

  1. chris1 on May 30th, 2013 2:43 pm

    “Research??? on May 29th, 2013 6:37 am
    “Shooting to wound can lead to lawsuits for aggravated battery ,especially for concealed carry.”
    That is absolutely incorrect in this situation. If someone breaks into your home and gets wounded by the homeowner the “Castle Doctrine” protects the homeowner from lawsuits”
    Yep, you have not read the latest court decisions from around Florida. I know what the castle doctrine says. Read what defense lawyers and juries are doing.
    If shooting , SHOOT TO KILL .

  2. Yankee in GA on May 30th, 2013 8:49 am

    Oh another thing- for anyone who God Forbid has this situation- If you DO shoot a CRIMINAL who breaks in your home- Be careful of what you say to the police and prosecutor. As you can see from some of the posts, there are those in the world who would DEFEND the actions and subsequent results of these creeps. NEVER say you “shoot to kill” You simply state “I told him to get on the floor, he stepped forward- I shot him to stop him from harming me”. DO NOT DEVIATE the bottom line is simple- He posed a threat, you acted to STOP that threat. Squeeze off 2 roounds and then you checked to see if he “complied”. Once he’s hit, call 911

  3. Yankee in GA on May 30th, 2013 8:39 am

    I read the post at the top of the comments- Are you kidding? head trauma? Needing help? YOU RING THE DOORBELL PROFESSOR! Anyone who would enter my home, armed or not at 2 am and I dont know them broke in to thier last house ever. The law clearly provides that this poses a threat. (except maybe New York). If this clown broke through my locked house, he’s leaving in a body bag….PERIOD.

  4. Blakfyre on May 29th, 2013 5:45 pm

    An unarmed man with no vehicle breaks into a home at 2am by kicking in the door. The last time I heard about an incident like that, the guy had been in a car wreck, and was suffering the effects of a head trauma and was trying to get help from the only house he could find within walking distance.

    Glad nobody died there because breaking into a house while unarmed and with no getaway vehicle tells me there’s more to this story than is being reported.

  5. Research??? on May 29th, 2013 6:37 am

    “Shooting to wound can lead to lawsuits for aggravated battery ,especially for concealed carry.”
    That is absolutely incorrect in this situation. If someone breaks into your home and gets wounded by the homeowner the “Castle Doctrine” protects the homeowner from lawsuits. This also has nothing to do with CCW. You are not required to be a CCW holder to have firearms in you home or on your property.
    You never shoot to wound (but not for fear of lawsuits)! You shoot to end the threat. A wounded intruder may still be capable of harming you or your family.

  6. Marshall on May 28th, 2013 10:51 pm

    Yo Realist…first mistake…It is “K”ool-Aid and always has been…

    Then, maybe, you should actually read Diane Feinstein’s Gun Grabber Bill she wanted to pass. If even included .22 Cal Semi-Auto Rifles, which have been so many young kids First Firearm it is legendary. If you were really a “Realist” you would also know that the firearms she wanted banned were included due to Scary Black Features…not just due to capability. The exact same firearms, but with Wood Stocks and no Pistol Grip…were not on the list. Look at the NY Safe Act…restricting firearms, or tried to until they realized the mags were not made, to “7 Rounds” no matter what the firearms came with originally. If enforced…that was a Gun Ban due to the restrictions. The background checks would have done nothing either, as when was the last time a Criminal stopped by for a NICS Check!!! The only reason Feinstein, Bloomberg, Emmanuel or Obama have not taken our firearms…is because they can not get the votes to do it. If they could…with a little research…you can find the truth!!! “Realist”….Yeah…Right…

    Glad this Homeowner was prepared and He and his Dog came out good. Hopefully the Judge will provide the THUG a long stay in a Bama Jail!!!

  7. Stranger on May 28th, 2013 4:44 pm

    The Senators who voted for a “background check bill are not coming for your guns?:” If that is the case, why are the first words of the text of that “Manchin-Toomey background check bill” – S.AMDT.715 to S.659 – so you can google it – quote:

    ” At the end, add the following:


    SEC. 401. SHORT TITLE.

    This title may be cited as the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013”.


    (a) In General.–Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended–

    (1) by inserting after paragraph (29) the following:”

    That bill would have confiscated more than 80 percent of the sporting and self defense firearms in the United States. And the media sold it as a background check bill. But don’t take my word for it. Read the bill.


  8. Mike on May 28th, 2013 3:12 pm

    @Realist, I am gone to be frank with you, bud….we will be keeping, expanding and modernizing our own arsenals to fight a tyrant government you don’t believe exists…..too bad YOU won’t have a clue when it happens and your libtard government won’t be able to protect you either.

  9. more misinformed people on May 28th, 2013 1:32 pm

    “mic hall” not sure what country club your family works at but sorry in florida state prisons inmates have no a/c no way to text or download music unless a dirty officer has brought them something in. their communication options are usps or collect phone calls which both are monitored I know this because I work in ane now!

  10. chris1 on May 28th, 2013 10:33 am

    One school of thought (law) says shoot to kill and he cant testify against the homeowner.
    DO SOME RESEARCH. Shooting to wound can lead to lawsuits for aggravated battery ,especially for concealed carry. This is somewhat different.
    Read the court decisions before spurting your “opinion” or what so and so told you they heard.

  11. Mic Hall on May 27th, 2013 6:15 pm

    Well “Really?” I do know what I am talking about. I have family working in two different prisons and they are very clear about what the prisoners have available. Maybe your information is old or from some other area of the country. The harder the prison the more likely they will be to avoid breaking laws that put them there.

  12. David Huie Green on May 27th, 2013 3:38 pm

    “The members of congress who proposed a bill to limit high-capacity magazines, background checks, and an assault weapons ban are not coming for your guns. It’s common sense.”

    Common sense that there is never a legitimate need for more than ten bullets, or five bullets or even one bullet? Nobody proposed fewer than one — that I know of, but some have maintained the right to keep and bear arms only extended to muskets, even ignoring the shotguns and other weapons which were used when the people of the United States adopted the Constitution with its listed rights.

    Including the one which said the right to keep and bear arms was not to be infringed. Infringed means even touching the fringes, such as what kind of weapon, how it is constructed, anything to do with keeping and bearing a weapon.

    If common sense demands a change in the Constitution, do it up front, admitting you are removing a right spelled out in the Bill of Rights. Get the people to vote away their rights, don’t just tell them they don’t have them because common sense says so.

    Unless I’m mistaken, what you call an assault rifle is a semi-automatic which can be fired repeatedly by pulling the trigger. In use this is a safer weapon than bolt action, lever action or revolver. Maybe even than pump action. Regardless, it is a choice made by millions of American citizens who‘ve they’ve voted in favor of them.

    If there were never a gang, mob, riot, or even invading force, the statement that nobody would EVER need high capacity weapons might be true.

    The fact that they DO exist proves the statement false.

    David for truth

  13. talk about speaking without knowing what you are talking about on May 27th, 2013 3:26 pm

    @really another misinformed person. well yes I have worked in jails and prisons for the last 16 years I kinda know what goes on inside them. sorry you are just another case of speaking without knowing what you are talking about

  14. JAKE THE SNAKE on May 27th, 2013 11:08 am

    He would have needed the Undertaker along w/ the Deputy.

  15. Realist on May 27th, 2013 9:42 am

    @ 429,

    I am for gun control, does not mean I am coming for your guns. The members of congress who proposed a bill to limit high-capacity magazines, background checks, and an assault weapons ban are not coming for your guns. It’s common sense. None of the proposed legislation would limit an individuals right to hunt or defend themselves. This instance and the instance last week would have turned out the same. Nobody is coming for your guns. Time to calm down and stop drinking the cool-aid.

  16. Really? on May 27th, 2013 9:14 am

    @ talk about speaking without knowing what you are talking about

    Are you kidding me…have you ever been incarcerated…inmates are not given everything they need just to stay clean…maybe county jail does but prisons don’t…inmates have to pay from $ sent to see a nurse

  17. Mic Hall on May 27th, 2013 8:43 am

    Pineville is right about the prisons becoming more luxurious. Oh sure you don’t get to leave but they are certainly given more benefits than most of our troops in the field. My son spend a month with only dropped mre’s and water. That was it. No AC/Heat, washed clothes or bedding, cable tv, rec/weight room, selections of food, a library, visits with family,… I agree with Arizona Sheriff Opio that if it is good enough for our troops its more than a murderer deserves.

    Someone needs to expose to the public all of the luxury’s that the prisoners get.

    The newest ones are stations to download music mp3’s to portable players and equipment to text family members. That is a problem because some of the prisoners are still directing the gangs they run. This will make it even faster to communicate commands to their members. What next IPads?

    We should give BASIC, and I mean limited, living conditions. Want to work out – join the work gang.

  18. Matt on May 27th, 2013 7:43 am

    My dog would have bit the hell out of him and I would have put a slug right through him without even thinking about it. Thinking is what can get you killed in that situation.

  19. new to Century on May 27th, 2013 7:11 am

    The moral to this story is first have a good guard dog; then a working phone then if nessary….a gun. Dogs NEVER miss when protecting their master.

  20. 429SCJ on May 27th, 2013 6:35 am

    @Realist, goggle who is behind gun control.

    Look at the names of the people in congress pushing for gun control and it starts to become readily apparent who “They” are.

  21. puddin on May 27th, 2013 5:50 am

    Way to go! Finally, we Americans are getting tired of being Sheep. First, our homes, next our government. I applaud this brave home owners courage in standing up for what is right. (glad no one was hurt).

  22. Jane on May 27th, 2013 4:59 am

    Definitely something to be said for dogs and guns when it comes to home invasions. Surprised the guy didn’t shoot him! Some people would have. Good reason for the burglers to stay out of this area…lots of people here hunt and have dogs and guns and will use them!

  23. Pineville PI on May 27th, 2013 4:40 am

    It cost more to house a state or federal inmate in one of their luxury institutions annually than most families earn. I pesonally think a bullet and a shovel is so much cheaper and after all the end result will be a cleaner society and thugs would be discouraged from making this a life long occupation.

  24. whoaaaa on May 26th, 2013 8:58 pm

    well, i for one am happy that home owners are defending their property. maybe next time, a crook will think twice about breaking in someone’s home. also, making inflammatory remarks on here doesn’t help matters. yes, he needs to go to jail. yes, we will pay for it. no, we don’t deserve to have to pay for it. but, this is our judicial system at this time. instead of complaining on here, write your governor and complain to him.

  25. tomtom44 on May 26th, 2013 8:40 pm

    It is about time People stand up fro there rights. I and my family we have worked very hard for what we have and to let some low life Crack head break into a home and do something like that is uncaused for Crooks, future inmates be awear people is tired of this mess the law can not be everywhere all the time, and also keep in mind DEAD MAN TELL NO TALES

  26. CD on May 26th, 2013 8:29 pm

    Another one for the Good Guys! Kudos homeowner and your furry friend.

  27. CD on May 26th, 2013 7:39 pm

    And we mark up another one for the Good Guys! Good going homeowner and furry friend! Wise up punks! We’re getting madder by the minute and we ain’t gonna take any more! Next perp might not be so lucky!

  28. Realist on May 26th, 2013 3:35 pm

    I’m just wondering who “they” are that wants to take your guns? Think you guys should step away from the TV and breathe. Nobody is attempting to take your guns. Nor is “it” here, whatever “it” is. Calm down folks, I promise you will be okay, fear media is not necessary.

  29. talk about speaking without knowing what you are talking about on May 26th, 2013 3:13 pm

    yes genius they do have to pay while incarcerated in most county jails they pay with the money that is in their commissary accounts that they con uneducated people into sending them by telling them they need things. Truth is the jails supply them with everything they need to survive and be sanitary while they are incarcerated but 90% of inmates have money on their commissary accounts. How about think before you speak!

  30. wesley on May 26th, 2013 2:58 pm

    Home owner should have shot him.He kicked in his home door,he wasnt going to asked for a cup of sugar??? That’s what’s wrong with people now… You watch he will just get out with a slap on the hand…He didn’t think twice to break in a home with someone there…Judge needs to crack down on people that commits crimes.,before someone gets hurt…

  31. AL on May 26th, 2013 1:09 pm

    The dog and the homeowner both deserve steaks tonight!

  32. Robert S. on May 26th, 2013 1:09 pm

    Bet this Phillips thought that was his house and he’d just forgotten his keys so had to kick in the door. Kind of like the guy a couple weeks ago arrested in a stolen car who said he thought it was his as it was on the street and nobody was in it so he “found” it. Glad the dog and family are okay this time. Yep, “the THEY” want to take our guns and ammo and right to defend ourselves, NOT.

  33. Diane on May 26th, 2013 12:33 pm

    To Thinker! How are they gonna pay when they obviously have no money to start with, half of them don’t have a job, that is why they are stealing. Besides how they gonna pay if they are locked up? You need to think more before you run your mouth. I am tired of keeping them also. They should all be locked in a compound somewhere and made to fend for themselves. Kudoes to this owner and their dog!! Got to love it!

  34. me on May 26th, 2013 12:19 pm

    Wow these homeowners are on a roll!!!

  35. bewildered on May 26th, 2013 12:08 pm

    Thinker, I don’t care how much they charge each incarcerated inmate per day -The amount each inmate owes is irrelevant – how much he actually pays is the magic number. Have you ever tried to squeeze blood out of a turnip? Sort of like all the hospital bills that are piling up due to all the shootings, stabbings, etc. I doubt 1% is being paid by the criminals using the services, 99% is paid by everybody that has to deal with ever increasing medical costs.
    I am glad that neither the property owner nor the dog hurt the intruder. If either one of them had done so, lawsuits would have been sure to follow.

  36. Rick on May 26th, 2013 12:03 pm

    @ thinker – Huh??

  37. Becky on May 26th, 2013 11:35 am

    Those who say that responsible home owners should not be allowed to have guns are crazy!

  38. thinker on May 26th, 2013 10:41 am

    I’m tired of people talking bout we have to pay for people to sit in jail first off they have to pay for everyday their in there or we can just let them free and you want have to pay for them would you like that

  39. Linzy on May 26th, 2013 10:32 am

    Well it’s about time he got caught for breaking into someones house!!! I think its hilarious!!!! Too bad the dog didn’t bite him!!! LOL!!

  40. SW on May 26th, 2013 10:29 am

    Arm up and be prepared, folks. Looks like ‘it’ is here.

  41. MolinoMomma on May 26th, 2013 10:08 am

    GOOD dog :)

  42. Hillary on May 26th, 2013 9:55 am

    It’s too bad the victim didn’t shoot the intruder dead. It would be one less criminal we’d have to pay for in jail.