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The State Gazette, Dyersburg, TN, 1/8/93

Saturday, May 1, 1993

Counting on cut phone lines to aid their burglary attempt, two men didn't count on Dyersburg, Tenn., World War II veteran J.D. Troutt having a shotgun. Awakened by breaking glass at 2:30 a.m., Trout grabbed a 12-ga. and waited. When one man appeared, Troutt held him at gunpoint, but when the second tried to get in, he fired a blast through the window, putting him to flight. Troutt's wife ran next door and phoned police, who arrested the pair.

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