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Alleged burglar Joseph F. Willis picked the wrong community to target, and managed to earn himself several new holes:

Detective Jason Newman says about 2 p.m. Friday, Joseph F. Willis forced his way into a home along County Road 19 near the Kitts Hill area of Lawrence County.

Investigators say during the burglary, the homeowner was in the house and had a gun. He shot at Willis multiple times, hitting him in the cheek and stomach.

Willis left the house and crashed his car into a ditch about half a mile from the home. He was flown to Cabell Huntington Hospital.

The sheriff’s department says Willis, who is from Ironton, will be charged with aggravated burglary.

No charges are expected to be filed against the homeowner. The local community watch program does not seem to follow a “hands off” approach.

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