Recently a rash of home break-ins have been occurring in Fayetteville. Friday, June 1, Michael A. Pistner, of Whitechapel Road, in the Rockfish area of Fayetteville had his home broken into around 4:45p.m.
According to Hoke County Sheriff, Hubert Peterkin, the soldier was in his residence when the back door of his house was kicked in. Pistner then fired a handgun at the three intruders, wounding Gregory Paul Lowrie, 21.
Lowrie was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he remained in critical condition and has yet to be charged, Peterkin said.
Samuel Arthur Bernard Sweeney, 19, of Cambridge Arms apartments in Fayetteville, is charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit larceny with bail set at $500,000, according Peterkin.
Sweeney was a graduate of Jack Britt High School in Fayetteville.
It is not known if the home had a home security system.
One perp in the hospital, 1 arrested... I would say the home has an adequate home security system.
strange, isn't it? as soon as the first shot was fired, the others scattered like cockroaches when you turn the light on.
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. — Tench Coxe in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1.