(Mountain Home) – A rural Mountain Home man has been charged and arrested in connection with the attempted burglary of a residence that occurred in June 2011, during which he was shot by the homeowner.
A bench warrant was issued this month charging 36-year-old Larry Copas with residential burglary, criminal mischief in the 2nd degree, and criminal trespassing.
Around 4:30 AM on June 13, 2011 deputies responded to a 911 call of a person who was attempting to break into a house on Timberlane Road west of Mountain Home.
Homeowner Jeremy Ealey fired five shots from a 22 caliber revolver at Copas, who was reportedly attempting to gain access to the residence. Out of the five shots, one shot struck Copas in the head and another in the lower abdomen.
When Baxter County Deputies, arrived to the scene they found Copas sitting on the porch at the rear of the residence covered in blood. Ambulance personnel arrived on the scene and transported the subject to Baxter Regional Medical Center. He was later transferred to Saint John’s in Springfield where he was listed in critical condition.
Currently Copas is being held in the Baxter County Detention Center after being arrested on Thursday afternoon, December 26. His bond was set at $50,000, and he will appear in Circuit Court on January 2.