Double Amputee Fights Burglar Off of His Wife Until Police Arrived

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Double amputee Roy Davis fought and intruder and held him down until police arrived.

(L to R) Roy Davis and his wife Kanisha

Reported by Andrew Scot Bolsinger

On Saturday, Roy Davis heard his wife scream and did what so many envision they’d do in times of trial: He came rushing to his wife’s defense, saw an intruder, attacked him, subdued and held him until police arrived.

But unlike most who only dream of such heroics, Davis didn’t come running to his wife’s aide — he rolled in his wheelchair.

Roy Davis, a 34-year-old double amputee, beat up the intruder and sat on him until police arrived. This occurred after the stranger broke in to the Dayton, Ohio, home he shares with his wife Kanisha Marbury, according to WHIO, the local news affiliate.

“I heard noise and rummaging and people sifting through our stuff,” Marbury said.

Marbury wasn’t running and hiding either. She challenged the man who had ransacked their bedroom, while screaming for Davis to come help.

“I grabbed him and told him, you’re not going nowhere,” Marbury said.

According to reports, Davis was sitting in his wheelchair on his porch when he first heard Marbury scream.  Davis said he figured the typical spider or mouse might be the culprits. But as he went into his bedroom he saw Joseph Copeland, who was trying to flee, locked into a tussle with his wife.

Davis wheeled himself to his bedroom and began attacking the assailant. He grabbed a glass liquor bottle and struck Copeland over the head. He then jumped on the uninvited guest and sat on him in order to subdue him until police arrived.

“We were both defending ourselves until the police came,” Davis said.

Copeland, 49, had broken into the home through an unlocked window. Police believe he was attempting to rob the place, not accost Marbury.

Copeland allegedly told police that drug dealers informed him about a stash of cash in Davis’ home.

Davis believes Copeland was drunk.

Both men had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment, and according to police, Copeland will require mental health services.

Meanwhile, Davis and Marbury plan on installing a home security system in order to safeguard themselves from another possible break-in.

“I want to protect my own family,” Davis said. “I don’t care if [the landlord installs the system] or not, this is my family, and I want my family to be protected, so I’m going to do it for myself.”


Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.comand can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.


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