Alleged intruder fatally shot at Garrard home

Alleged intruder fatally shot at Garrard home

By Greg Kocher - gkocher1@herald-leader.com

Kentucky State Police are investigating a shooting early Tuesday in Garrard County in which one man died.

Dallas Richard Helton, 40, of Paint Lick was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m. Tuesday at the scene of the shooting, Coroner Daryl Hodge said.

The shooting occurred at 1524 Old Richmond Road North in Cartersville, about 8 miles east of Lancaster, Hodge said.

Dallas Richard Helton

At 12:46 a.m. Tuesday, the homeowner, Hurlin McQuerry, called 911 to report that a man had forcibly entered his home and that the homeowner had shot him with a .410-gauge shotgun, state police said in a release.

Upon arrival, state police found Helton dead of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Helton was wearing a ski mask and gloves and had a crowbar when he entered the house, state police said.

At the time of the shooting, two people were waiting outside in a vehicle, state police said.

One was identified as Tanya A. Fowler, 35, of Berea, and the other was Helton's juvenile son.

State police charged Fowler with second-degree complicity to commit burglary and took her to the Lincoln County jail.

McQuerry was not charged Tuesday, but Trooper Chris Lanham said the case will be presented to a grand jury.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:29 AM

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and had a crowbar. He was inside the man's home. How can that be construed as alleged?

Good shooting, even with a .410 shotgun!

5 years 32 weeks ago, 7:35 AM

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heart and slept peacfully after. a man in a mask with a crowbar in our home?????? ryo would not hesitate. ryo would strike with deadly force. ryo would not tolerate such an evil event. ryo would have kill this man before could even get gun.

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Justifiable, but the poor guy who's life changed forever, will go thru hell just because he protected himself and his castle.

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