One man was shot and killed by the homeowner, while the second suspect fled the scene and is still being sought, Henderson wrote in a news release issued Wednesday.
The sheriff still, however, declined to release the names of the homeowner or the man who was shot and pronounced dead at Pike County Community Hospital.
The name of the second alleged robber who escaped was not known and the homeowner was unable to provide a description of him. Henderson said.
The sheriff asked anyone with information in the case to call his office at (740) 947-2111 or Southern Ohio Crime Stoppers at (740) 773-TIPS.
Henderson said he would not release any names because of the ongoing investigation. He said the case will go before the next session of the Pike County Grand Jury. He declined to say whether charges would be filed against the homeowner.
According to Henderson, the incident began about 7 a.m. at a mobile home in the 400 block of Morgan Fork Road. The two men entered the home and, according to the sheriff, held a gun on the homeowner, guided him to a back room, and stole several guns.
The homeowner apparently caught them off guard and tried to run out the back door. Henderson said one of the robbers struck him in the back of the head and both threatened to kill him.
The two men then went out the front door. The sheriff said the two turned and pointed a gun at the homeowner and again threatened to kill him.
Using a rifle, the homeowner shot one of them in the front yard, Henderson said. The other, the man who had threatened the homeowner, got away. Henderson said he thinks the man has ties to the local area but not to the homeowner.