Kendra, a sixth-grader at Calera Elementary, called her mother about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to say a man was ringing the doorbell and banging on the door, St. Clair said.
“She said he was continuously ringing the doorbell and when no one answered he opened the screen door and started banging on the door,” St. Clair said. “She told me she didn't know where he had gone after that.”
St. Clair told her daughter to get her .40-caliber Glock pistol and go into the bathroom closet, which has reinforced locks on the door.
“She heard him break into the back door,” St. Clair said. “He knew someone was in there because she was watching TV and had paused it.”
According to the 911 recording, the intruder was inside the house for about six minutes while Kendra was told by the dispatcher to stay on the phone and keep it on speaker.
“The bathroom light switch makes a noise when you turn it on and Kendra heard it,” St. Clair said.
As Kendra saw the door knob turn slowly, she fired the gun, her mother said.
Jones was hit in the chest, Undersheriff Ken Golden said.
Jones ran out of the house and was chased down by Bryan County officers, he said.
He was taken by helicopter to a Plano, Texas, hospital to be treated before he was taken into custody, Golden said.
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