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Dudley man shot during burglary

Posted July 7, 2010

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— A Dudley man was shot by three men trying to burglarize his home early last Friday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Tom Effler said Antonio Wright told deputies that he heard a loud crash, then found three men in the living room of his home at 212 Hideaway Court around 4 a.m.

One man fired a gun, striking Wright in the upper thigh, Effler said. Wright went to his bedroom to get a firearm and found that the men had fled when he returned to living room.

Darrell Dwayne Hicks, 18, of 1951 Hinnant Road in Pikeville, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first-degree burglary. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond.

Effler said the investigation was ongoing.

Hicks was convicted of misdemeanor breaking-and-entering in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. He later served nearly two months in jail after violating his probation.

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  • jackieflash42 Jul 7, 2010

    Is anyone really surprised here?...anyone?

  • zamboniman Jul 7, 2010

    Break in to my house when I'm home and you'll get a very big surprise. Do it when no one's home and get torn to shreds by my wolf. The area this happened in is a high crime area. I've seen his and the other names in the public record before.

  • icdumbpeople Jul 7, 2010

    Wish he would have come out with his firearm! Tables may have been turned then.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 7, 2010

    What a surprise..

  • veyor Jul 7, 2010

    Use the stimulous money to build more jails.

  • Scare Crow Jul 7, 2010

    as Dirty Harry said "Make my day"!!!

  • mochabrown Jul 7, 2010

    I think these judges need to start sentencing these guys longer instead of giving them a slap on the wrist and then they get out to continue to commit crimes. The police officers work hard to arrest these guys and the judges let them go. One of their punishment should be sent overseas to help fight the war; and see how long they would last.

  • lrfarms27572 Jul 7, 2010

    "Hicks was convicted of misdemeanor breaking-and-entering in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. He later served nearly two months in jail after violating his probation."

    In other words he was never punished. Now he comes back, does it again, with a gun, and tries to kill someone.

  • mrr03 Jul 7, 2010

    Hey: Luckn4u2..I just read about a woman on the outer banks who stole 850K..wanna bet she was not African American!! as you said another person "going to prison to be fed, clothed and housed by the taxpayers"..however, she id going to the tune of 850K I wonder does that make a difference?

  • Caveman93 Jul 7, 2010

    Okay, this makes me want to continue carrying my gun holstered at all times at home now.

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