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.