FOLLOW UP: Father Who Shot Felon During Home Invasion Arrested
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Last week we reported on a story out of Sarasota, Florida in which a father of a young boy shot and killed a convicted felon who allegedly broke into his home in the middle of the night and opened fire.
An 11 year old boy was also in the home at the time of the shooting.
Police investigated the incident and it seemed that it was a case of self defense.
However, now the father, Christopher Bane, has been arrested on gun charges.
Apparently, Bane was convicted of a felony marijuana possession charge in 2001. Bane said that he didn’t realize the crime meant that he was a felon who was not allowed to own firearms for the rest of his life.
Depending on how all of the details of the case shake out, this could end up being a case that goes through several appeals courts and may reignite the debate on whether felons, particularly non-violent felons, should be allowed to own firearms once they have completed their sentences.
The suspect in the home invasion, Calvin Yoder, had already served multiple prison sentences related to to burglary charges prior to this incident.
Despite the fact that Yoder was a convicted felon as well, it didn’t stop him from carrying and using a firearm during the commission of yet another felony.
Sources: Herald Tribune