Homeowner Plugs Machete-Wielding Burglar

In Sampson County, North Carolina, a homeowner was forced to shoot a burglar wielding a machete in his home Friday morning, the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The homeowner shot the man in the torso, sending him and his accomplice running to a tan vehicle, which he observed. He then called 911 to report the break in, shooting, and to give police a description of the vehicle.

A short time later, officers from the Clinton Police Department and N.C. Wildlife Enforcement found a vehicle matching the description in the parking lot of Sampson Regional Medical Center in Clinton. It had two men in it, one with a gunshot wound, the release says.

One of the men, Donald David Farrior Jr., 22, of the 000 block of Barley Lane, Clinton, was arrested and charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter. He was jailed at the Sampson County Detention Center with a $30,000 bail.

The gunshot victim, 23-year-old Raheem Christopher Rogers of the 2000 block of Beulah Church Road, Turkey, was taken to the hospital for treatment and then transferred to Wake Medical Center.

Warrants have been issued charging Rogers with breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter, the release said, but I hope he is also charged with deadly intent for taking a machete with him as well.