• Man shot in home invasion is charged

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  • An Independence man shot by a resident during a home invasion Wednesday now faces a felony charge.
    Jacob M. Kleckner, 30, was charged with first-degree burglary Thursday in the home invasion attempt at about 4 a.m. Wednesday in the 1300 block of McHenry Street in northeast Independence. Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Twila Rigby set Kleckner’s bond at $20,000 with 10 percent secured.
    The Independence Police Department says Kleckner allegedly broke into the home through the front door early Wednesday morning.
    “At some point, there was a confrontation between him and the homeowner,” said IPD spokesman Tom Gentry.
    The homeowner fired several shots at the intruder, wounding him. Kleckner fled the home, and then a neighbor took the alleged intruder to the hospital, where he was reported to have non-life-threatening wounds.
    Kleckner remains hospitalized recovering from the gunshot wounds.
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