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No Charges Filed After Homeowner Kills Intruder

Posted October 2, 2006

— No charges will be filed against an Orange County homeowner who killed an intruder Sunday, authorities said Monday.

Danny Jones Jr. told investigators he was working on his neighbor's boat shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday when he saw a car drive up to his house, located on Cedar Valley Road near Hillsborough, and heard a bang. Jones said he found his house had been broken into, and he confronted a crowbar-wielding man upstairs.

Jones said he ran to his truck to get a gun, but the man chased after him and started beating him. As the two men wrestled on the ground, Jones said he shot his attacker once in the chest.

A car then sped away from house, and Jones shot at it as well, he told investigators.

Ken Powell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Greg Freshour, 24, of 720 Brice Court in the Cedar Grove community of Orange County, has been charged with breaking and entering in the case and is being held at the Orange County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

Freshour told investigators that Powell wanted to rob Jones, but that Jones caught him in the act. When Freshour heard a gunshot outside, he ran back to the car and drove off, he told authorities.


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