Intruder Dead In Macon County

The Macon County Sheriff’s Department responded to a residence on Highway UU to a report of an intruder in the house that had been shot around 4:00 this morning. [Tuesday]

The homeowner told officials the intruder used a ladder to gain entry through a sliding glass door on the second level of the home that had been left open.

Once inside, the intruder allegedly went to the main floor and threatened the homeowner with an air nailer, and later with a handgun.

The homeowner then shot the intruder, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators reportedly found a crystal like substance that field tested positive for meth on the intruder.

The investigation is ongoing.