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    Armed citizen saves woman from being murdered

    http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pb...=2007703050350

    As customers watched in horror Sunday afternoon, a man stabbed a woman and attempted to set her on fire in the parking lot of a Jackson store, witnesses said.

    The attack was stopped by a passer-by, who held the man at gunpoint until police arrived, witnesses said.

    The suspect, Henry Watson, 42, was arrested and is expected to face aggravated assault charges, Jackson Police Department Cmdr. Lee Vance said. Watson's wife, Gracie Watson, 42, was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical center, where she was listed in good condition.

    "It wasn't five minutes from when she had left my line when I heard a scream outside," said Theresa Stuckey, a cashier at the Family Dollar at 516 Nakoma Drive in Jackson. "I looked out, and (the attacker) was on top of her stabbing her, and stabbing her and stabbing her.

    "She was screaming, 'Help, he's trying to kill me!' She was rolling on the ground, trying to get out of the way, but he kept stabbing her. He stabbed her about 20 times in the neck, back and arms."

    As the attack continued, people were yelling at the man to stop and honking their horns, Stuckey said. She said she called 911.

    "He was just standing over her hacking away," said Dolly Baker, who had just left the Save-A-Lot store next door when she saw the attack.

    Baker said she watched the man pour gasoline on the victim then try to strike a match.

    "He was literally trying to kill that lady in broad daylight," she said.

    Baker said a passer-by stopped the attack.

    "He told the man, 'Stop, or I'm going to shoot. And if you run, I'm going to kill you,' " Baker said.

    The man held Watson at bay until police arrived at the scene.

    "Right now, all we know is that (Watson) attacked his wife. For what reason, we don't know," Jackson Police Department Sgt. Eric Smith said.

    Police said they are looking for the passer-by who stopped the attack and would like to talk to him but don't know who he is or where he went.

    The incident occurred about 3:50 p.m.

    Smith said he did not know exactly how many times Gracie Watson was stabbed but said it was more than 10 times.

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    A good example of why I carry all the time, and why I agree with concealed carry laws for the law abiding people.
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    Exactly. Good to see a permit holder saving her
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    Quote Originally Posted by vengeance05 View Post
    Was the civilian John Popper?

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Great job Mr Anonymous gun owner. If you ever turn up I'll buy you a beer.

    'Stop, or I'm going to shoot. And if you run, I'm going to kill you,'
    Short, to the point, effective. I like it.

    As the attack continued, people were yelling at the man to stop and honking their horns
    Now as for the rest of ya... Not really sheep behavior, they'd run, more like monkeys howling from the trees when they see Curious George being eaten by a cheetah. Time to evolve, people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star Man View Post
    A good example of why I carry all the time, and why I agree with concealed carry laws for the law abiding people.
    I couldn't have said it better myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Exactly. Good to see a permit holder saving her
    Are you sure he was a permit holder?

    Police said they are looking for the passer-by who stopped the attack and would like to talk to him but don't know who he is or where he went.
    If he were a law-abiding permit holder, why didn't he stick around?

    Still, I'm glad he was there to keep that dirtbag from killing his wife.
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    "If he were a law-abiding permit holder, why didn't he stick around?"

    In a word; scum sucking bottom feeding pos lawyers.

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    Ah yes- another article you won't see in the mainstream media or being discussed by Rosie. I wonder why.

    I don't see why the guy didn't just shoot the bastard and save us all a bunch of time and money.
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    +1 Rhino.....

    Amazing the amount of tax dollars that could be saved by the excercise of less than $1.00 worth of ammunition!!

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    That guy who stopped is prolly a cop and just didnt want to fillout any statement forms on his day off


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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiGywer View Post
    Exactly. Good to see a permit holder saving her
    If they find him, they can find out if he has a permit. He may not, and that is why he did not hang around. Either way it is good to see he is responsible with his carrying, and a hero in my book.

 

 

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