Cops: homeowner shoots at accused Cobb burglar

A Powder Springs man dodged a bullet or two when a homeowner used a firearm to stop him from breaking into her home, according to law enforcement officials.

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched around 12:17 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 to a call of a burglary at a home in the 5800 block of Highway 82 Spur in Commerce. The woman told deputies she heard someone trying to enter the house through a window. She went to the home’s back door and saw a male standing in the area.

“The homeowner was armed, and advised the suspect not enter the house,” the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. However, the woman heard glass breaking from the upper level of the house and fired two shots in the direction of the man the sheriff’s office added.

Deputies arrived and arrested the accused burglar, identified as 20-year-old Hans E. Rogers. The Cobb County resident was charged with home invasion and burglary. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail and remains held without bond. No one was injured during the incident, the sheriff’s office said.

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