A Graves County man faces drug charges after an alleged home invasion during which he shot two suspects, county officials said Tuesday.
Sheriff Jon Hayden said deputies responded shortly after midnight Tuesday morning to a house on Tom Drive, where the homeowner said he had shot two people who were robbing him.
One man, who had been shot multiple times, was on the scene, Hayden said.
Hayden said the robbery appeared specifically targeted at that home, as the homeowner reported that the suspects entered with "assault style" weapons and demanded to know "where the money was at."
Hayden said the homeowner, identified as Anthony Dominique Crittendon, 27, told deputies that a woman knocked on his door and asked to use his phone, after which two armed men entered and began assaulting him with rifles and demanding the money.
The sheriff said Crittendon reported, during the incident, he was able to get a semi-automatic handgun and shoot the intruders.
Hayden said shortly after the original 911 call, a second call reported that a second man with multiple gunshot wounds had been dropped off at a gas station on Sixth Street in Mayfield.
Hayden characterized both men's injuries as life-threatening, and said they are both hospitalized in serious but stable condition, but have not yet been arrested. He did not release their names.
A search of Crittendon's residence turned up nearly 2 pounds of marijuana, as well as $8,000 and various other items of drug paraphernalia. Crittendon faces charges of firearm enhanced trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hayden said more arrests and charges are anticipated.
He also said the woman believed to have knocked on the door and served as the getaway driver has not been arrested.
Hayden said the event appeared isolated, and did not believe there was an active danger to the community.