Washington Home Invasion Marks Fourth In Eastern Carolina

There's been another home invasion in Eastern Carolina. It marks the fourth in less than a week.

The latest happened in Washington in Beaufort County when a person shot a man inside his home at 701 Market Street, Tuesday night.

Stephen Mason says the intruder entered his home through the back porch. Mason says he was getting ready to go to bed. He turned off all the lights inside the home then he heard a loud bang. When he went to check it out, he says he was hit in the head by the intruder. Mason says he had his gun with him so he fired twice.

Police don't know if the suspect, who got away, was hit.

This latest home invasion follows two in Greenville. In one, a homeowner shot and killed an intruder. And in Wilson, a man was killed when someone broke into his house.


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  • by Missy Location: Ohio on Aug 2, 2007 at 05:01 PM
    Our judicial system seems to be building a reputation in not really helping the victims and smacking the criminal on the hand. I know two girls that at a young age were molested by their own grandfather, who with money "paid off", continued to live in his home across the street from his granddaughters, whose family when trying to move had to notify each person looking at their home. He should not have had any privelages. And lighting,trimming, locking doors, and anything else is fine and dandy to protect yourself, but I certainly hope that officials also are doing what they can to help the public.
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  • by lisa on Aug 1, 2007 at 11:07 PM
    WATCHED YOUR COVERAGE ON THE BEATING AND ROBBERY STORY WHERE ONE OF THE SUSPECTS IS STILL ON THE LOOSE. JAMES STOWE IS STILL WANTED FOR FIVE DIFFERENT CHARGES AND IS RIDING AROUND AND LIVING IN WASHINGTON. HE OFTEN TRAVELS DOWN HWY.33 WHERE THE INCIDENT AND VICTIM LIVES. PLEASE PUT A PHOTO ON AND LET THE PUBLIC HELP FIND THIS MAN. I NOTICED THAT YOU HAD A PICTURE OF THE MAN WHO HELPED HIM. WE OFTEN SEE PHOTOS OF MISSING PERSONS OR ONES WHO HAD ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED. I FEEL WE NEED A COUNTY OR STATE MOST WANTED PHOTOS, SO WE THE PUBLIC CAN BE AWARE AND HELP!! MAYBE AIRED EVERY WEDNESDAY OR ONCE A MONTH.[JUST AN IDEA} THANKS AND YOU HAVE A GREAT TEAM.
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