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| August 7, 2020

Mare’s Leg

Pulaski man cleared of murder, attempted murder

By Steve Rogers
PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Grand Jury decides a Pulaski County man acted in self defense when he fatally shot one man and wounded another during an altercation on his property in the Sloans Valley community in the southern part of the county on July 2.

A Pulaski County Grand Jury returned a “No True Bill” Wednesday against 65-year-old Bobby Ross, of Incline Road in Burnside, according to his attorneys, Jeremy A. Bartley and Kerri N. Bartley.

Ross originally was charged with murder, attempted murder, and wanton endangerment in an incident that took place on his property at about 9:20 p.m. on July 2, 2020. In that incident, 47-year-old Estle “Toby” Ridner, was killed, 45-year-old Danny Ridner, of Waynesburg, was wounded and shots were fired in the direction of Sharlene Helton, 46, and Tony Ridner, 43, investigators said at the time.

The Ridners were brothers.

But during a preliminary hearing in July, Ross’s attorneys were able to establish Ross had been threatened after his neighbors discovered someone had called the Drug Task Force about a suspected meth lab on the neighboring land, the Bartleys said in a statement.

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Elderly man shoots woman during burglary, police say

By Theresa Seiger
PORTLAND, Ore. — An elderly man opened fire Monday morning on a woman suspected of burglarizing his home in Portland, Oregon, according to authorities.

Police responded to a report of a burglary in progress just before 7 a.m. Monday at a home in the 1300 block of Northeast 81st Avenue.

“Officers were advised an elderly male homeowner was associated with the residence and a female was involved and may still be in the garage,” police said Monday in a news release. As officers were responding, police said they learned that the homeowner had shot the woman.

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Another slow day, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes. Still, a valuable lesson re-learned here about not threatening old men.

“The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these States….Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America.” — Gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789.

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  1. Hondo says:

    Portland, eh?

    I wonder if the woman shot there was one of those “mostly peaceful” protesters we keep hearing about attempting a bit of freelance wealth redistribution.

    • 5th/77th FA says:

      Hel, ‘beans, put a crowbar into that wallet and pry some of that big money you got out. Go ahead, git into the fat part of that wallet and get you one in each caliber. You know you want to. Just remember, them .45/70 cartridges in that belt aren’t going to fit that .44/40 Mare’s Leg that Josh carried. We won’t even talk about the difference in the historical time frame of using a sawed off ’92 rifle for a show set in the late ’70s/’80s (18s). Full disclosure…Mama’s heart throb was Steve McQueen and Papa insisted on naming baby brother after Josh Randall. Still catch him each morning on the HandI TV subchannel of METV…sandwiched betwist The Beverly Hillbillies and Paladin.

      On the FGSs? Family affairs and taking knives (machetes) to gunfights against an old man. Not going to end well for a perp. Too old to fight, too tired to run, and if the case doesn’t go our way, a life prison sentence isn’t much of a deterrence.

      If old boy in Portland hadn’t shot Ms Thang, the po po wouldn’t never showed up. Surprised they didn’t lock him up for interfering with her right to break and enter.

      • 26Limabeans says:

        I had a toy Mare’s leg that loaded white plastic cartridges and
        worked them through the action, ejecting them out the gate.
        Probably worth more today than a real one.

        Wish Steve were around today.

        • David says:

          26L – remember the old Mattels which shot real projectiles? Plastic bullet snapped into a spring-loaded cartridge case, and you stuck a ca p on the back. When the cap was fired, the spring threw the plastic bullet about 15 feet. Great fun!

      • David says:

        Think one of the first episodes mentioned it started only 3 years since the war, making it 1868 or so. I’ve often marveled at all the pre- and barely post-Civil War guys carrying 1873 Colts.