A Laurel County man on home incarceration has been charged in connection with an attempted home invasion for which he allegedly used a four-wheeler, police said.
At about 7 p.m. Friday, Donald and Brenda Roark answered a knock at their door and were met by a man wearing a full face mask and carrying a shotgun, according to a news release from the Laurel County Sheriff's Department.
The man, later identified as Earl Hall, 32, of Keavy, pointed the gun at them, police said.
While Brenda Roark struggled with the man in the doorway, Donald Roark got his own shotgun, pointed it at the intruder and chased him away, the sheriff's office said. A convicted felon, Hall was wearing an ankle bracelet because he was on home incarceration for "four counts of assault, fourth degree", according to the news release.
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Detectives believe Hall drove a four-wheeler to the Roarks' home on Gibbs Lane, about four miles from the home Hall shared with his parents.
After committing the robbery, he wrecked the four-wheeler, burned the mask he had been wearing and went home, police said.
Hall was arrested at 9:23 p.m. Friday and charged with first-degree robbery. After being treated at St. Joseph Hospital London for a hand and chest injury, he was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.