Authorities: Suspect in Roanoke Rapids home invasion shot during scuffle
Posted January 18, 2016
Roanoke Rapids, N.C. — A suspect in a Roanoke Rapids home invasion was shot early Monday during a scuffle with the victim, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.
Justice Aiden Moses, 19, of Jackson, is charged with first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a handgun by a minor.
According to deputies, Moses and another person entered a home off N.C. Highway 48 at about 1 a.m. and tried to question a 50-year-old person at the home.
Moses allegedly pulled out a gun, leading to a scuffle between him and the homeowner. Moses was shot during the altercation, and the other suspect fled on foot.
Moses was treated and released from Halifax Regional Hospital, and he was being held in the Halifax County jail Monday under a $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 24.
An investigation of the home invasion is ongoing.