1 suspect arrested after resident scares off 2 alleged burglars with shotgun in Guilford County

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David Lee Vance

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — One suspect has been arrested after a resident scared off two alleged burglars with a shotgun on Monday at a Guilford County home.

David Lee Vance, 27, of High Point, is charged with attempted robbery with a firearm and felony breaking and entering.

Guilford County deputies said officers were called to a home in the 7800 block of Sutter Road on Monday in reference to the incident.

Deputies said two suspects approached the home at about 1 p.m. and asked the homeowner about dogs for sale.

The suspects then forced their way into the house, armed with a handgun and assaulted the homeowner, according to deputies.

At some point, deputies said the suspects demanded money. But a second resident came from another part of the house armed with a shotgun and scared the suspects off.

Once confronted, the suspects fled in a tan SUV, according to deputies. The homeowner sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

On Tuesday, Greensboro police officers located a vehicle and subject matching one of the suspects in the attempted robbery, Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes said in a news release Tuesday evening.

Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver did not stop, which resulted in a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle eventually was stopped at Florida Street and South Elm-Eugene Street in Greensboro.

Vance was confined in the Guilford County jail under a $175,000 bond. Additionally, Vance had outstanding warrants from Randolph County for breaking and entering and injury to personal property, Barnes said.

Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for the second suspect in the attempted robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 373-1000.