Home Invasion Suspect Turns Himself In

A man wanted for the attempted first degree murder of a woman and her 8 year old son is in police custody.

Rich McCormick turned himself in Wednesday. Deputies say the 21 year old McCormick broke into a mobile home back in January.

A 38 year old woman was beaten and stabbed multiple times, while her 8 year old son was struck multiple times on his body and head.

McCormick faces two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

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Deputies say they need your help in finding a man they say attempted to kill a woman and her 8-year-old son.

Rich McCormick is wanted for a home invasion that happened last month in Lenoir County and authorities say he should be considered violent and unpredictable.

Deputies say the 21-year-old McCormick broke into a mobile home on Lazy "R" Boulevard on January 19th. A 38-year-old woman was beaten and stabbed multiple times, while her 8-year-old son was struck multiple times on his body and head.

McCormick is facing two counts of attempted first degree murder, 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon and burglary.

Deputies say if McCormick is spotted people should not approach him, instead call your nearest law enforcement agency.


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  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 20, 2009 at 09:37 AM
    Hey Lorie, that is the type of thing that scares me about these criminals going to jail and then getting back out. It comes back to haunt the victim. If I was the victim, I would be living in fear and depression. Shakeema, you have a very good point.
  • by grandmother of hero on Feb 20, 2009 at 08:48 AM
    my grandson the hero of course he's always been one to us but yes he has been though a lot even now being away from a mother he loves so much he is still a strong little boy. i agree he deserves all the cards and suprises he can get we do not want to publish his identity so mail to melisa byrd 1818 lazy r blvd kinston, nc 28501
  • by shakeema Location: kinston on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    how can they not put this on the news, but they put dwi's and tickets, and a bunch of non sense in the paper. but a mother and her son is left for dead i guess that is not as important. are the vicims not as important as the drug dealers and shop lifter and gang bangers? im glad he didnt go shopping after that happened, we would have all been half beat to death, because the community was not warn or safe with a killer walking the streets. keep your prayers open for the family.
  • by Lorie Location: Kinston on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    This is an out radge how can something so violent be kept silent for a month. This boy is a monster he could have came back and finished what he started or the very same to someone else. I pray that justice is served in this matter to the fullest degree.
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on Feb 20, 2009 at 06:03 AM
    Hope things will get back to being normal and well for the boy and his mother.
  • by Disgusted Location: NC on Feb 19, 2009 at 08:19 PM
    Thank God things turned out as they did. We will continue to pray for them. Although their physical wounds are healing the emotional ones will take much longer. It seems as if the young people of our society are indeed being taken over by a reprobate mind. I do not know who the young man's family is that did this , but I am sure that some of them are in pain too. It is a sad, sad situation all around.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 19, 2009 at 04:53 PM
    There needs to be a address so the little guy can receive cards and hero surprises. He deserves a toy!
  • by To Mom of Vicim Location: Washington on Feb 19, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    I am so glad to hear that. That little man of yours is destined for great things in life, and I wish all of you a speedy recovery. I cannot even fathom what you all have been through, but somehow I know all of you will make it. Have a great day!!!
  • by Stepmom of 8 year old Location: Kinston on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:59 AM
    He is such a brave little man. Struggling to get a bit of normalcy back to his life but nothing will ever be the same for him. He knows the "bad man" is in jail and actually breathed a sigh of relief when we told him. God himself only knows what goes through this childs mind when he goes to bed at night. Please know that his emotional pain is personal and we ask that everyone respect his privacy but please keep him in your prayers! He has proven and continues to proveto us everyday that he is a tough little "man".
  • by Joyce Location: Kinston on Feb 19, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    I pray this THING gets the justice he deserves!!I also pray the (little hero) gets the recognition he deserves,even after being beaten himself, he still had helping his mother on his mind and called 911. He was able to be very clear about what was going on,he was so determined to get his mother help,even the (thing) that attacked them did not think he would call 911.God bless him,he is a little hero in my book!God bless you Malissa,(you have raised) two strong children that love you more than their ownselves!!
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