A man is behind bars after investigators say a 75-year-old woman held her ground when he broke into her home.
The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says that 32-year-old Joseph Newsome broke into a home at 1001 West New Hope Road in Goldsboro.
Officials say that the 75-year-old homeowner successfully defended her home and that Newsome ran from the scene before law enforcement arrived.
Investigators say they were given a full description of Newsome and his vehicle by the homeowner, and that he was later apprehended by law enforcement.
Newsome has been charged with 1st degree burglary, 2 counts of breaking and entering and larceny, 2 counts of unauthorized uses of motor vehicle, 2 counts of misdemeanor larceny, and 1 count of uttering forged instrument.
Newsome is being held on a $164,000 secured bond.
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