Grandma Calls 911About Break In, Barricades Herself In Bedroom With Grandchild

By: Lynnette Taylor/ April Davis
By: Lynnette Taylor/ April Davis

A Pitt County grandmother and her 2-year-old grandchild hid inside a bedroom as two teens broke in to their home Friday and now we hear the frightening details on a 911 call released Tuesday. We've learned one of the suspects is a high school student. Plus the first person on the scene was the school resources officer.

46-year-old Mia Edwards of Farmville can be heard describing the suspects as she called 911 Friday morning.
"It's 2 black guys with a mask over their face. They have on black and they're trying to break into our house."

Edwards told us she is still upset after the break-in at her Toddy Road home about 9:20 a.m. Friday. Deputies arrived within minutes to catch three people: 16-year-old Israel Williams, a 9th grader at Farmville Central, 17-year-old Trayvond Atkins, a former Farmville High student, and 33-year-old Corey Dixon. The student resource officer at the high school was the first on the scene. He says the two teens had already broken in the garage and entered the house when deputies arrived. Deputy Justin Dickinson says they were heading up the stairs where the victims were hiding out.

"I was fearful for the victim. I didn't know what was going on with her in the house, I'm glad her and her grandchild are OK," said Dickinson.

The three suspects were arrested and are in the Pitt County Detention Center.


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