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3 charged in Hoke County home invasion

Posted January 29, 2013

— The Hoke County Sheriff's Office has charged three people in connection with a home invasion Thursday afternoon at a Red Springs home, investigators said Tuesday.

Authorities say two people forced their way into a home on Paxton Loop, assaulted a man, restrained a woman and stole several items from the home after threatening the couple.

Sammy Bartley, 17, of 237 Nantucket Road, Shannon, was arrested Saturday on charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree kidnapping, felony breaking and entering, assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

He was jailed in the Hoke County Detention Center under a $500,000 secure bond.

Porscha Lynn Clark, 25, of 585 Hezekiah Roard, Pembroke, and Caleb Jones, 18, of 43 Karow Drive, Shannon, were both arrested Monday in the case. It's unclear what charges they face.

Clark was jailed under a $500,000 secured bond. Jones, a convicted felon, had a handgun on him at the time of his arrest and was jailed under a $1 million secure bond.

Authorities said more charges and arrests are possible.


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  • mzbabygirrl Feb 5, 2013

    Jones is only 18 he is still young and cant even comprehend what he has just done, one wrong decision has now ruined his life. Being a convicted felon makes it hard for him to find a job and anybody that knows anything about Robeson/Hoke County would know having a gun is not uncommon. A couple weeks before this crime was committed Jones got shot at and beat with a gun. He bought a gun strickly for protection. I do agree what he did was wrong he needs therapy to deal with some of the underlying issues and needs drug rehab because I know he was under the influence while committing pervious crimes. He is an addict and I know personally he would never HARM anybody while sober. Just my opinion. Hoping the best for him but i truly do not feel spending his whole life in prison will accomplish ANYTHING (although I do feel he should do SOME time) but therapy and rehab WILL help him.

  • readme Jan 30, 2013

    I guess I am old fashioned, but I believe prison time should be more harsh and serve not primarily for rehabilitation, but rather as a punishment and a deterrent.

  • Titus Pullo Jan 30, 2013

    "Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Just how often do we see that in the Public Record section of the paper. Half or better in my local paper.
    That's the gun control issue that needs to be addressed."

    No, it is a behaviour control problem that needs to be addressed.

  • rednek Jan 30, 2013

    How about we remove the TV's and the other nice things from prison and reinstitute the chain gangs. Let them work the roads, heck I have to work and pay taxes to keep them locked, why let them eat, sleep, and do exercises on my dime while I'm working. I suspect that some of the inmates have it better inside than they do outside. IMHO that needs to change, and that is a change I can get behind, maybe some of Sheriff Joe's methods will keep some of them on the outside.

  • btneast Jan 30, 2013

    I'm also one of those who think more jail time is needed for certain crimes

    I agree, but I also realize that people are a result of the enviroment they are surrounded with and the media they take in. Locking someone up for an extended period with a bunch of bad people isn't going to produce a law abiding person at the end. It does I am afraid quite the opposite. I am certainly not advocating NOT locking people up......but to expect prison time to change a person for the good is wishful thinking. It happens sometimes, but not often.

  • beachboater Jan 30, 2013

    Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Just how often do we see that in the Public Record section of the paper. Half or better in my local paper.

    That's the gun control issue that needs to be addressed. Maybe putting a stiff penalty on selling guns privately without a permit should be jacked up the scale of felony charges.

  • pipcolt Jan 30, 2013

    How about we start letting the judges or even the parole board panel start serving the remainder of the time that a felon is released back into the public and more time added to them if the released felon commits anymore crimes.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 30, 2013

    How about a minimum 25 year sentance for anyone convicted of using a firearm in a violent crime? Let's give that a try and see what it does to the crime rate.

    January 29, 2013 7:21 p.m......................................
    Not a bad idea, only problem is these folks don't think about how much time they'll spend in jail, they appear to just not care. Then there is the cost of doing this. I'm also one of those who think more jail time is needed for certain crimes, but I also know that there is a hugh cost to doing this. Then I think about them building more jails, putting in TV, cable, internet, and all the other "feel" good things they can think of. Let face it folks, hard time just ain't that.

  • readme Jan 30, 2013

    Slap them on the wrist and let them go. The teenagers of course should not be held accountable since they are just little boys who don't know any better. And in general these are good people and society has just failed them. I'm sure if they had good education opportunities and jobs were available they would not be committing these crimes. Anyway, a home invasion is no big deal, and we need our jail cells cleared to make way for more serious offenders like poeple who smoke marijuana over and over again.

  • dontstopnow Jan 29, 2013

    rargos, I agree. apparently wasnt to hard for this felon to acquire a gun while all of us that go get permits have to wait....ironic.