Shots Exchanged After Homeowner Finds Burglar

Lawmen are asking for your help to find a gunman they are searching for on Highway 58 in Carteret County.

Chief Deputy Ken Raper says around noon today a white man in his mid-twenties was found in a shed in a man's backyard. Deputies say the homeowner confronted the man and shots were exchanged.

The man then ran into the woods of the Croatan National Forest on Highway 58, according to Raper. The Sheriff's Office says the man had a blue shirt and blue jeans on and is between 5'8" and 5'9".

Authorities are asking if anyone sees this man in the area to call 911.


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  • by Watcher Location: Bertie on Aug 16, 2011 at 04:07 PM
    If law enforcement asks for help finding someone, whether that person is black, white or green, the color should be stated.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:35 PM in reply to Watcher
      "Chief Deputy Ken Raper says around noon today a white man in his mid-twenties was found in a shed in a man's backyard. Deputies say the homeowner confronted the man and shots were exchanged."
  • by Chuck on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:23 PM
    Just cut out all this race crap.Just Tell it like you saw it..The Homeowner said the man He Confronted was white. Never said he was black.Race has nothing to do with it except for idenity purposes only. All descriptions posted on this website should say the person/persons were white,Mexican.Black,Whatever. Then perhaps neighbors or someone else might spot them & Law enforcement would know what to look for. Just call it like it is.All this race stuff is Crap & Should not exist in this world. I Am white .Some of my best friends are black.We do things together & Think nothing of it. I Used to run a business & several of my higher ranking /most trusted employees were black.They used to go to the bank for me With $30,000 In deposits. I Could call on them @ 3;00 In The Morning if i needed them & They would be right there to help me. The world will be a better place only when we as blacks & Whites can learn to co-exist.I Will be the first on the bus & ready to ride!!
  • by can't tell on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    Isn't ironic how educated people can't use there education for nothing else but foolish conversation and posting ...SAID
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      by Wow, cool! on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:52 PM in reply to can't tell
      A double post AND a double negative!
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      by Mustang on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:55 PM in reply to can't tell
      more ironic is the fact that uneducated people don't know the proper use of "their" and "there".
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        by two weeks on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:07 PM in reply to Mustang
        Glad the the kids will be back in school soon ....parents needs to know what their kids are posting ......sorry kids don't have to play games with YOU
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      by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 04:50 PM in reply to can't tell
      My gosh, learn how to spell and use words properly.
  • by can't tell on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:01 PM
    Isn't ironic how educated people can't use there education for nothing else but foolish conversation and posting ...SAID
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      by Anti-NAACP on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:40 PM in reply to can't tell
      Isn't is ironic how uneducated people use double negatives and find posts to complain to the educated? SAID (Sad)
  • by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:41 PM
    Always one person that has to bring up race....Ive seen plenty of storied where a black man was listed as a black man wearing...whatever. If you are going to bring up race in everything stop posting, the race card is overrated.
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      by So, Does That Mean... on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:55 PM in reply to
      You think gender isn't important to refer to in the description of a suspect? I mean, race is just as descriptive as gender, isn't it? What if WITN left out the sex of the suspect?
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      by Anti-NAACP on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:37 PM in reply to
      Are you going to make me stop posting? How? Threats?
  • by justice Location: martin co on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:35 PM
    To Anti-NAACP YOU ARE A VERY PATHETIC AND SAD PERSON GET A LIFE!!!
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      by Anti-NAACP on Aug 16, 2011 at 05:38 PM in reply to justice
      Awww, poor baby. Get a life? Get your finger off the Caps Lock key, and use a period.
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      by You're Wrong! on Aug 16, 2011 at 06:20 PM in reply to justice
      Look at all the support Anti-NAACP gets...how many agree with him/her. I think you're in the minority with your opinion (no offence intended)
  • by 250 Location: Jax on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:15 PM
    Range time folks. Always be a better shot than the person you are aiming at. The story would be reading differantly. Man shot dead by homeowner, after gunfire exchange, would have a nicer ring.
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      by Anonymous on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:55 PM in reply to 250
      yes it would, but unfortunately because of our lovely justice system the homeowner would probly be facing charges. So sad how our justice system caters to the true criminals.
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      by mc on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to 250
      yes it would, but unfortunately with our lovely justice system the homeowner would probly be facing charges. Isn't it nice how our justice system caters to the true criminal.
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      by CHP on Aug 16, 2011 at 04:40 PM in reply to 250
      Exactly. Practice practice practice. Paradise Outdoors is only 15 minutes down the road. Pitt COunny Wildlife is only a few minutes north. No excuses.
  • by Anti-NAACP on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:10 PM
    Isn't it ironic how if the perpetrator is white, WITN doesn't mind giving a description? If they are black, it's just "white shirt, jeans". Sounds a little biased to me.
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      by Anti-BET on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:22 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      Yeah, that's parculiar, isn't it?
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      by Justice on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:24 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      Thats how witn hints who is black and white. If the thug is white, they will tell us everytime, if the thug is black, they leave it out. Thanks WITN, we figured it out *wink* .
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      by Didn't You Know? on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:41 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      White shirt and jeans is the thug uniform.
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      by HawkEyeBLAHammed on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:50 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      DingDingDing right answer.I was about to post the same.Glad I read the comments first.
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      by Tom on Aug 16, 2011 at 01:56 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      Not just WITN!
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      by missed me on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:07 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      I be wearing a blue shirt with blue jeans with brown spot in back...MORON
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      by So true on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:10 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      That is so true. During most violent crime stories, I'm always left wondering why they never post suspect descriptions. Now I know. WITN should comment on why they refuse to post ALL suspect descriptions. WITN?
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      by clint on Aug 16, 2011 at 02:13 PM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      Does the fact that he is white make it more news worthy?
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        by No...But, on Aug 16, 2011 at 03:51 PM in reply to clint
        It does make any black readers of this site feel better after reading about all the stories of black crime (and the negative comments that follow). It's like a breath of fresh air for them.
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      by Anthony on Aug 17, 2011 at 11:06 AM in reply to Anti-NAACP
      Sorry to disagree with you but I see it the other way around. If the perp is black you get all sorts of pictures and descriptions, if white you have to guess. In this instance, the homeowner said he was white.
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