Three attack and rob Pulaski resident, neighbor fires on attackers as they flee

jwarren@herald-leader.comJanuary 28, 2014 

A neighbor fired on three people during a home invasion and robbery Monday in northern Pulaski County, the Pulaski County sheriff's department said.

A resident at the home also fought with the invaders but was overpowered, deputies said.

It happened about 9:25 a.m. Monday on Glade Fork Road in the Goochtown community, deputies said.

Officers went there on a report of three people forcing their way into the home, armed with a knife and a bat.

According to the sheriff's department, the attackers fought with one resident, Daniel Lang, 26, who grabbed a handgun during the struggle.

The gun discharged into a wall before the assailants overpowered Lang and took the weapon from him, officers said.

Meanwhile, another resident, Ashley Vanhook, 23, ran to a neighbor's home for help.

The neighbor then confronted the three with a shotgun and fired at them. It wasn't known whether anyone was hit, deputies said.

The thieves took cash, jewelry and two guns; they were seen leaving in a white car, the sheriff's department said.

An investigation is continuing.

Jim Warren: (859) 231-3255. Twitter: @hlpublicsafety.

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