Three men are now behind bars charged in a recent home invasion in Halifax County where one of the intruders was shot and killed.
On Friday Halifax County deputies arrested 24-year-old Rynel Gaines, 43-year-old Raymond Belcher, and 22-year-old Deunta Squire. All three are from Roanoke Rapids.
Gaines, Belcher, and Squire are charged with First Degree Burglary and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon.
All three were given a $200,000 dollar bond each. Their first court appearance is scheduled for February 1st.
The charges stem from a home invasion that occurred at a home in Littleton on December 21st. One intruder was shot dead by a homeowner in the incident, another suspect was arrested.
Deputies are still looking for 21-year-old Rodney Miles Jr. Anyone with information is asked to call Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.
Local lawmen say a person was shot dead trying to rob a house Wednesday night. Another suspect is under arrest.
Kyman Northington is behind bars in Halifax county right now. Deputies say Northington and three others broke into a house in the area of Short Street in Littleton around 8:15pm last night.
Lawmen arrived on scene to find the homeowner detaining Northington, while another suspect had been shot and was not responding. The homeowner says two other burglars fled on foot.
Halifax county lawmen are not releasing the name of the suspect who was shot dead. As they investigate the whereabouts of the two who got away, they ask anyone with information to call Halifax County Crimestoppers at (252) 583-4444.
We don't know yet if the homeowner in Halifax county is the one who shot the intruder, but if it was, a new state law could protect him.
The so-called castle doctrine was strengthened as of December 1st in North Carolina. It says, in part, you no longer have to retreat from your home before shooting at an intruder.