A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Joey Nelson, the active duty Marine who is sitting in Wayne County jail at the moment for drawing on and shooting an armed thug trying to break into his home. The page is endorsed was started by Joey’s girlfriend’s uncle, and is endorsed by Joey’s father, Steve. They are trying to raise bail money. According to court documents, the bail is $15,000 plus collateral to equal a total of $150,000.
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A Marine who defends the United States from foreign enemies has not been allowed to defend his own family from domestic enemies. In Westland, Michigan, active duty Marine Joey Nelson,28, was at home with his fiancee, his 3 week old baby, and two friends, when a man began pounding violently on the door. As the man opened fire into the house, the Marine was shot in the hip, but returned fire. He is charged with Assault with Intent to Murder, while the attacker was only charged with carrying a concealed weapon. Westland police say the man outside was 39-year-old Michael Wilson of Detroit.
“I don’t know (who he is); my son doesn’t know him; the owner of the home doesn’t know him,” says Steve.
Cracking the door frame, the family says Joey grabbed his gun and yelled for Wilson to leave.
“He opened up the door because he was standing here in the yard,” Steve says. “(Joey) told him to get off his property and at that time (Wilson) produced a gun and started shooting at my son.”
Joey’s family says the young Marine was shot in the hip before calling 911 and telling everyone to get downstairs. Joey fired back at Wilson, who they say took off as police arrived.
However, given Go Fund Me’s propensity for removing pages that are trying to raise legal fees, there’s a good chance this page will be removed. In the chance that such happens, Go Fund Me either refunds the money to the contributors or gives the money to the fundraisers anyway, even with a canceled page, so your money will not be wasted. The Gateway Pundit is closely following this story and will provide updates as they come out.