Alleged intruder charged after being shot during Henderson break-in
Posted May 13, 2014
Henderson, N.C. — Vance County authorities have arrested two men in connection with a Henderson break-in Monday morning in which a home owner shot the alleged intruder.
The sheriff's office said Tuesday that Gregory Julian Johnson, 23, of 812 State St., faces charges of felony breaking and entering, attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon after he allegedly broke into a home on Thomas Lane.
Investigators say the homeowner, Jonathan Haith, shot Johnson – who had a weapon – in the arm before Johnson ran away and was picked up by the driver of a green 1997 Acura TL.
The alleged driver, Michael Stroman, 32, of 604 McBorn St., was arrested on a felony charge of accessory after the fact to breaking and entering.
Johnson was in the Vance County jail under a $100,000 bond Tuesday. He was also being held without bond on a fugitive charge stemming from an outstanding robbery charge in New York.
Stroman was initially jailed under a $1,000 bond.
Haith said Monday that he was sleeping around 9:45 a.m. when he heard someone kick in a door to his home.
He grabbed his AR-15 rifle from under his bed, he said, and surprised the intruder.
"He shot first. I shot second," Haith said. "He missed, and I reckon, I connected."