Homeowner shoots, wounds intruder in Perry Twp.; suspect jailed

A suspect in a Diamond Mill Road break in was reportedly shot four times Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

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A suspect in a Diamond Mill Road break in was reportedly shot four times Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. MARSHALL GORBY / STAFF

A man suspected of breaking into a Perry Twp. home Tuesday morning who shot multiple times is now in jail.

Officers responded around 5 a.m. to the 5800 block of Diamond Mill Road on a possible burglary in progress.

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“An unknown male entered the residence and began assaulting the residents,” said officer Brian Douglas, Perry Twp. Police Department public information officer. “One of the homeowners was able to retrieve a handgun and struck the suspect.”

The suspect was shot four times before he fled in a vehicle but later was found by officers walking down a road, Douglas said. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital.

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The homeowners also were taken to a local hospital for an evaluation, Douglas said.

The suspect’s name was not released, but Montgomery County Jail records show that David Franklin Adams was arrested at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon by Perry Twp. police at Miami Valley Hospital before he was booked around 1:45 p.m. on suspicion of aggravated burglary and felonious assault. He has not formally been charged.

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David Franklin Adams

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

David Franklin Adams

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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David Franklin Adams

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

Credit: Montgomery County Jail

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