Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Authorities: Iowa couple shot, killed escaped inmate

Don't you just love a happy ending.

BEDFORD, Iowa —Law enforcement authorities said Tuesday that an Iowa couple shot and killed an escaped inmate after being held in their home for four hours.

Authorities said Rodney Long forced his way into the couple's home at 2609 Highland Avenue about 10:15 p.m. and held them for the next four hours.

The couple said Long was armed by a semi automatic handgun. He had also taken their phones.

The couple, ages 71 and 66, decided to defend themselves, authorities said.

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