LUMBERTON – A Lumberton man traded gunfire with three men who forced their way into his home, robbed the family, tried to rape his granddaughter and stole his car Monday, Robeson County authorities said.Two men wearing black clothing, ski masks and gloves forced their way into the home and demanded money, Sealey said.
One of the men, identified as Jamie Faison, 20, was shot and found dead in the stolen Cadillac parked at his home on the 600 block of Singletary Church Road, Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said in a news release.The two other men turned up at area hospitals with gunshot wounds.
The homeowner, Kenneth Byrd, 67, was shot multiple times, the release said
All three of the men had guns.
The Byrds were pushed to the back of their home and instructed to open a safe.
When the men tried to rape the couple’s granddaughter, [Kenneth] Byrd grabbed a gun and exchanged shots with the assailants, Sealey said.
Obviously not the best of outcomes since Mr. Byrd was injured, but at least the culprits paid a heavy price. It seems that initially they followed the “Just give them what they want” but when what they wanted was too steep in value, further defensive actions were needed.
This is one of the angels:
Mr. Stephens has a long history of violent crime and as you can see was being sought after by authorities, probably for parole violations.
Another piece of info:
Faison, Stephens and Hawkins are believed to have been involved in other home invasion robberies, Sealey said.
As usual, a minority of criminals will go after the nastiest of crimes. Home Invasions are no joke and although there is a number of them directly related to drugs (attack on stash houses) still many more are just simply regular homes with regular folks inside.
Plan ahead, be ready.