Stephen Heller was visiting with a woman who had called him and then
come over to his home when two masked men armed with a pistol broke
in, beat him and tried to tie him up. During the struggle, Heller
used his knife to cut one man and then grabbed his gun and fatally
shot the other man, later identified as Scott Howard. The woman,
Wyndie Odom, fled on foot with the other assailant, identified as
Travis Lee Smith. Odom's car was still in Heller's garage as he had
closed the garage door after she pulled in. Detective Sgt. Roger
White said it was believed the woman had brought the men with her to
rob Heller and that they had hidden in her trunk when she pulled
into Heller's garage. Odom and Smith were later arrested in Ardmore,
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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.