Sheriff’s arrest Ruth man after Ely home invasion

The Ely Times

On Nov. 1,  at 12:53 p.m., the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a person who had broken into a local Ely residence.

The reporting party reported that the person who was inside his home had shot at him with a firearm almost hitting him and his spouse.

When officers arrived the suspect had fled the residence. Investigation into the incident determined that the suspect had entered the home and was in the process of committing a burglary.

The homeowner was awakened when he heard the suspect enter into his bedroom.

The homeowner confronted the suspect who then shot at the homeowner, the suspect then fled the residence. Officers searched the area and located the suspect several hours later.

The subject was identified as Rex A. Odom, 35 of Ruth. Odom was arrested and transported to the White Pine County Jail facility.

He is accused of two counts of attempted murder, two counts of burglary with the use of a deadly weapon,  grand larceny of a firearm, grand larceny, robbery, prohibited person in possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm into an occupied structure, carrying a concealed weapon, and injury to property.

Odom is being held on $1 million bail. Investigation into the incident continues.

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  1. Dale W Green says:

    Monkeys like this are the reason I sleep with a .45 cal next to my head. If it were my home, his mugshot would have never made it to the article. Why? Because his face would have been attached to the head that I blew-off! He’d have never got a shot off!! USA…2nd Amendment all the way. Basic!! It “evens the playing field” because these monkeys would find the guns on the “black market”, possess and use the guns on us regardless if we were not allowed to own them or not!

  2. Atta boy Dale.

    • Dale W Green says:

      Thank you sir! Just sharing likely the very same attitude that we all have towards idiots like this that have no regard for us or our loved ones. Being outspoken and to the point is in my DNA! To the timid, I apologize.
      To the potential perpetrators of the same crime, be aware… on the part of most of us, you might walk on to the crime scene ready to kill, but you will likely be rolling out covered by a sheet head to toe. Pull your head out. Get to know Jesus. Get a job!! Clean-up. Live and prosper the right way! It can be done! Just do it! Even your potential victims have faith in you. Much happier ending for all!

  3. Larry Dunton says:

    We are so fortunate that we did not lose our close and dear friends because of this incident..

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