“I was awakened with a gun in my face hollering ‘give me all yo money and give me all yo jewelry’ and I screamed ‘I don’t have any money and I don’t have any jewelry,'” the victim, who does not want to be identified, said. “That didn’t satisfy [him]. Then he asked me about everyone in my house during this time I’m fumbling to get my gun. He pushed me down. I got up fought back.”

Deputy Chief Randy Christian from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the suspect had an air rifle, similar to a BB gun.

“She didn’t know that at the time, she thought it was loaded. He knew it though. Sometime during the struggle, he put that down took out a keyhole saw. He cut her a few times superficially with that,” Christian said.

The victim was cut on her stomach and on her arm.

“Kept on fighting and another person in the house got up to see what the dogs were barking at and that distracted him. When that distracted him I finally got to my pistol and fired a round,” the victim said.

Source: Arielle Clay (with video interviews) for WLBT

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