Folkston woman kills man breaking into her home

FOLKSTON, Ga. – One of two sisters living in a Folkston home shot and killed a man who they say broke into her home and attacked them Tuesday night, according to the Charlton County Sheriff's Office.

A Folkston police officer and Charlton deputy responded to a call of a burglary in progress just before 8 a.m. at a home on Cedar Ridge Road, near Highway 121 and Okefenokee Drive. They found a man later identified as Jonathan Green, 40, of Folkston, unresponsive at the edge of the yard.  The 64- and 75-year-old women who live there said the man entered the home and attacked them.

The younger woman said she was attacked from behind in a bedroom, but managed to get away. She said the man left the room, and when he came back she had armed herself with a small caliber pistol and shot him three times. She said he left through the front door.

The older sister had a gash on her head and the younger sister had minor injuries. Both were transported to a hospital to be checked.

Authorities said they found blood inside the home, on the front porch and in the yard.

Green's cousin can't believe he would enter a home and attack the women.

"He's a very funny person, very well known, always joking," the cousin told News4Jax. "I mean, it's shocking ... to hear say what happened. It's hard to believe."

The woman admitted Green had been in trouble before.

"Everything comes to light, whether its good or bad on his behalf," she told News4Jax. "Nothing's been covered up or anything."

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was notified and is assisting with the investigation.