Home owner shoots at alleged intruder in Stoneville

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STONEVILLE, N.C. – Rockingham County deputies said a homeowner shot at a man accused of breaking into his home, causing the suspect to quickly leave the scene.

Deputies said it happened around 3:20 a.m. Saturday at a home in the 1600 block of Anglin Mill Road in Stoneville.

Deputies said a 41-year-old Christopher Todd Shelton and his wife were woken up by the sound of their dog barking and a possible intruder.

The husband grabbed his shotgun and confronted the alleged intruder in the den area of his home, deputies said.

The husband fired a shot at the alleged intruder, who was reportedly armed with a hammer, deputies said.

The alleged intruder ran from the scene and started yelling at another suspect outside to get into a car, deputies said.

The suspects fled in a dark – possibly blue or black – passenger car on Anglin Road toward Martinsville, Va., deputies said.

It remains uncertain whether or not the alleged intruder was shot, but investigators said he may have been. No charges have been filed against the homeowner.

Complete descriptions of the suspects were not released. The alleged intruder was only described as being dressed in black clothing. No description was provided for the suspect outside.

Deputies said they are currently investigating the case and have two persons of interest.

Anyone with any information can call the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 634-3232 or Rockingham County Crimestoppers at (336) 349-9683.

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