by Edmonson Voice staff
Recently, there have been two unrelated burglary attempts that have been stopped by armed Edmonson County homeowners. On August 7th, Kristin Jurisich, of Silent Grove Church Road, noticed a suspicious vehicle driving past their house. Because they'd had a large sum of cash stolen from their home on the night before, she became concerned and informed her husband, Richard. Mr.Jurisich then called police and sent his wife to a neighbor's house. After a few minutes, he noticed the vehicle had stopped just down the road, and a passenger, later identified as Don Lyons, from Louisville, jumped out of the car and headed toward the Jurisich's home. Lyons attempted to gain entry through the front door when Mr. Jurisich, armed with an AR-15 rifle, ordered Lyons on the ground and held him there at gunpoint until the Edmonson County Sheriff's department arrived, which placed Lyons in custody. He was charged with attempted burglary.
On July 23, Brian K. Jones, 32, of Corbin, attempted to break into the home of Ross and Megan Wells of Brownsville. Mrs. Wells, who was home at the time, called family members and police, then armed herself with a rifle as she spotted Jones in their garage, going through personal items. Her father-in-law, Rex Wells, who was nearby, arrived at the home, armed with a handgun. Jones immediately fled the scene and was unable to steal any property. He is currently wanted for third degree burglary. He was last seen in a late-model red Toyota sedan with license plate number 300 CKC. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Brian K. Jones, please contact the Edmonson County Sheriff's Department at 270-597-2729.