Elderly Madison Co. man gets in tussle with intruder allegedly high on LSD
Michael Lickenbrock faces charges for home invasion and battery. Officials believe LSD could be an explanation for Lickenbrock’s behavior. By KMOV.com
By Ruella Rouf
MADISON COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – A Madison County home invasion led to a 72-year-old man fighting back to save his life after an unknown man ended up in his front yard and allegedly tried to attack him.
Jimmie Stephens lives in rural Madison County along Riebold Road. On Saturday afternoon, Stephens said a car spun out and went into a bean field in his front yard. Stephens said he saw a man who was hurt go after two other people in the car.
“He slit his throat. He was trying to kill those two kids with him, and I had a gun and I hit him in the head three times as hard as I could swing it,” said Stephens.
Stephens said he lost his gun in the encounter and ran back into his home. The man, Micheal Lickenbrock, followed him and another fight broke out over the gun.
Stephens, who is a retired marine, fought back.
“He took my gun away from me and almost broke my finger getting it,” said Stephens.
He then said Lickenbrock took the gun and left through the back door.
“I attacked him on the back porch,” said Stephens.
Lickenbrock ran to a nearby creek. Investigators said he was trying to drown himself before deputies arrested the 19-year-old. Lickenbrock faces charges for home invasion and battery.
Officials believe LSD could be an explanation for Lickenbrock’s behavior.