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10 now charged with murder in 2013 Sanford home invasion

Posted December 10, 2014

Authorities have charged Rodney Henry Mintz IV, Anthony Derek Strickland, Harley Joe Chavis and Emmanuel Edward Sanders in connection with a fatal home invasion in November 2013.

— Lee County authorities have charged four additional people in connection with a fatal home invasion last year in Sanford.

Anthony Wayne Giles, 45, was killed during a Nov. 22, 2013, home invasion in which a man carrying an assault-type rifle broke into a house on Hickory Nut Court, announced himself as "sheriff" and demanded money.

Giles’ wife said the man tied her up after she gave him money. Investigators said the couple's two adult children were also in the home, but they were unharmed.

New Hanover County authorities arrested Harley Joe Chavis, 20, Rodney Henry Mintz IV, 24, Anothony Derek Strickland, 21, all of Wilmington, on Friday and Emmanuel Edward Sanders, 28, of Castle Hayne, late Tuesday.

The four were each being held without bond Wednesday on charges of murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping.

Their arrests bring the number of people arrested in Giles' case to 10 – six others were arrested in January on multiple charges, including first-degree murder, first-degree burglary and first-degree kidnapping.

Investigators have neither offered a motive for Giles' death nor said what led them to the suspects' arrests. The case remains under investigation, Lee County Capt. Jeff Johnson said Wednesday.


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  • Karen Brown Dec 12, 2014
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    Just what are you trying to insinuate? That there were drugs involved? If that is what you are trying to say you are dead wrong. Stop trying to make up rumors.

  • CherryDarling Dec 11, 2014

    There has to be SO MUCH MORE going on with this story. There is no way ten people are going to carry out a home invasion on any home, much less a mobile home, if there's not something "extra" going on...

  • BigBrokeBill Dec 10, 2014

    A ten way split of the loot? What were they after?

  • Lightfoot3 Dec 10, 2014

    "10 or 11 people participated in the home invasion? what?" - housemanagercary

    That is a LOT of people to be participating in a home invasion. Definitely something else going on that we're not being told.

  • Karen Brown Dec 10, 2014
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    I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt, that they know where he is, seeing as how they put him there for this same crime in January of 2013. I hope my cookie is chocolate chip.

  • death from above Dec 10, 2014

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    Did you relay that information to ether of the numbers listed? or you just looking for a wral post cookie?

  • housemanagercary Dec 10, 2014

    10 or 11 people participated in the home invasion? what?

  • Karen Brown Dec 10, 2014
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    Wow. There is a lot of misinformation in this article. I know Travis McLean's whereabouts. The Lee County Jail.