Posted on 2/24/2018, 7:34:16 PM by Hojczyk
The senior couple fought the man, shooting him several times after he broke into and assaulted them in their home in Echo Hills Mobile Estates in the 1700 block of South State Street shortly after midnight Tuesday, Feb. 13.
“People need to be aware and be ready,” Jeff Sagmeister said from an easy chair in his living room Friday, Feb. 17. “If we didn’t have our guns and have them loaded, we’d be telling a different story.”
Jeff Sagmeister, 71, was watching TV a little after midnight. Von, 75, his wife of 32 years was in bed. She came out to tell him she thought she saw someone crawling in the hallway.
Jeff Sagmeister grabbed a .22-caliber pistol he keeps near his chair. Then he found a man hiding in a bathroom.
“He jumped me as soon as he saw me,” Jeff Sagmeister said. “The fight was on, he whipped me around like a little girl.”
The two wrestled over the gun. Then Von Sagmeister got their .357 magnum and shot the man a number of times.
The suspect, Dechawn Wallace, a 27-year-old Moreno Valley man, eventually escaped but was arrested after he showed up at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, where he was treated for several non-life-threatening gunshot wounds, police said.
The couple, who retired to Hemet from Oregon 11 years ago to care for Jeff Sagmeister’s father, who has since died, wonder why the thief picked their modest mobile home in the nondescript park.
“What kind of moron is this?”‘ Jeff Sagmeister said, pointing around their nicely decorated, but small home. “Why in the hell would he pick this one?”
He suggests his neighbors getguns. He has four and wants to get another.
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