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Lee co. man shoots at home invaders


Lee County Sheriff Deputies are searching for a group of men who broke into a home and held a family at gunpoint as they demanded money.

The men didn't get away with anything.

The homeowners' son even fired shots at them as they ran away.

"I was lying in bed and I heard a loud boom," said Cecilia Jenkins.

Cecilia Jenkins describes the terrifying ordeal when home invaders broke into her Cobblefield Drive home early Saturday morning.

Two masked men held Jenkins and 4 others, including two children, at gunpoint and demanded money.

Jenkins told the men there was no money in the house.

Around the same time Jenkins' son was coming home from a night out and that's when things got tense in the family's driveway.

"They had the gun to my head and brass knuckles right here, both of them holding my arms, and they stuck me out with the gun to my head. My son was in the driver way and the burglar told me to let him know not to pull his gun because he would kill me," said Jenkins.

Determined not to let the robbers hurt his mother, Michael Martin took the law into his own hands.

"I backed up and I parked my car in the road and I said I can't let my momma die, so I hopped out they took the gun from my momma's head and pointed it at me so I started shooting," said Martin.

Martin let off ten rounds, a couple of the bullets hitting nearby trees.

The two men got away in some nearby woods.

Jenkins said after all of that, she isn't living in fear and is arming herself in case this happens again.

"I have two guns with me now, a shotgun and a personal piece here now so I'm not scared," said Jenkins.

"Don't come around here if you don't want to get hurt. I don't want to hurt anybody, but if you mess with my family, you're going to get hurt," said Martin.

The search continues for those two men.

Jenkins believes there was another man outside serving as a lookout.

The family couldn't give a detailed description, but they say the men were black and very tall.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office.


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