1 Intruder Dead, 1 Jailed--Friday PM Home Invasion

May 07, 2023 at 08:56 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  A home invasion in the 100 block of January Street was reported at 8:24PM this past Friday night. The Murfreesboro Police’ CID (Criminal Investigations Division) spoke with the home owner, and he said that he fired shots at the two intruders.

Public Information Officer Larry Flowers told WGNS News that 52-year old Kevin Ford was pronounced dead at the scene. Police then located 42-year-old Clifford Wright at the Salvation Army on Main Street. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.


The preliminary investigation revealed the two masked intruders, wearing gloves, broke into the home through the front door, tased the family’s dog, and held the homeowner’s teenage son at gunpoint.  The homeowner retrieved his gun and shot the two intruders several times.  Three people were in the home at the time of the home invasion.  The homeowner is not facing any charges.

Wright was taken to the ER at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital where he was treated and released. Wright was the interrogated and taken to the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center where he was charged with aggravated burglary, attempted aggravated robbery, convicted felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent felony.

Wright remains incarcerated with bond set at $700,000. He appears in General Sessions Court on June 5, 2023. The incident remains under investigation.

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