John Allen Elom, 34, 4125 Woodmont Drive, Tuscumbia, is charged with second-degree burglary, Sheriff Ronnie May said.
May said Elom is accused of breaking into a residence only a few doors down from his house on Woodmont Drive early Monday.
During the break-in, May said the 32-year-old homeowner tried to protect herself and shot at Elom. The incident occurred around 1:20 a.m.
“The victim said she was awakened by dogs barking,” May said. “She said she got out of bed, picked up her pistol (a 9 mm) and walked down the hallway.”
May said the woman told authorities that when she got near the kitchen, she saw the suspect and fired the gun. Read more