Lamar County homeowner shoots robber

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Two men were shot Thursday after a home invasion in Lamar County, and now three men are in custody.

Deputies said at around 2:30 a.m. Mathew Pendleton, 20, Mason Drinkard, 21, and Phillip Marshall, 21, broke into a home along Brewer Road and Old Hwy 11 in the Oak Grove community. In their attempt to rob the home, the owner was shot in the hip, but he returned fire and shot Pendleton in the left leg.

The three men traveled to Wesley Medical Center for treatment where they told staff members they had been carjacked. The hospital notified authorities, and Lamar County deputies then arrested Drinkard and Marshall. Pendleton was arrested upon release from the hospital. The homeowner was taken to Forrest General Hospital.

All were charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery, attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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