Deputies: Covington woman shot at intruder in her home

Published: Mar. 5, 2013 at 9:49 PM CST|Updated: Mar. 12, 2013 at 8:50 PM CDT
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Joseph Rogers (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)
Joseph Rogers (St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office)

Covington, La. – St. Tammany deputies say a Covington woman fired a shotgun at an intruder in her home.

Deputies say the woman, who lives in the Covington Country Club subdivision, woke up around 1:40 Tuesday morning to find an armed man in her bedroom doorway.  Deputies identify the man as Joseph Hall Rogers of Covington.

Rogers allegedly pointed a gun at the woman, who began screaming. Deputies say he then left the bedroom doorway while the woman got a shotgun from her closet.

After checking on her children, deputies say, the woman forced Rogers out of her home.  Once at the doorway of her home, they say the woman fired three rounds in Rogers' direction, but he was not hit.

Investigators say they later found Rogers intoxicated.  They say he resisted arrest and deputies had to tase him.

Rogers was booked with home invasion and resisting an officer.  His bond has not yet been set.

Investigators say they cleared the woman of any possible charges in the incident.