LITTLE ROCK It wasn't the first time the family at 10701 Arkansas 107 in Sherwood heard people outside who they believed were trying to steal off-road vehicles from their shed, nor was it the first time they fired a gun to scare off the would-be thieves.
It was, however, the first time they did so and later found a dead body on their property.
At 1 a.m. Tuesday, Sherwood police said, Erlene and Larry Staley thought they heard - again - the sound of people rummaging around in their open-air shed on a wide-open piece of unfenced land where Arkansas 107 splits into the Sylvan Hills Highway and Kellogg Acres Road.
Erlene Staley called 911 to report a burglary, police said, and Larry Staley went outside carrying a gun to confront them.
For more information see today's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
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