Hoke resident shoots break-in suspect
Posted June 4, 2012
Raeford, N.C. — Hoke County sheriff's deputies said Monday that they have arrested one suspect in a home break-in last week, and the second suspect remains hospitalized after being shot by the resident.
Deputies said two men kicked in the back door of a home at 101 Whitechapel Lane in Rockfish around 4:45 p.m. Friday, and a resident fired a gunshot, hitting one of the men.
The suspect, Gregory Paul Lowrie, of 44 Cambridge Arms, Apt. H in Fayetteville, was in critical condition Monday at Cape Fear Valley Hospital.
Detectives identified Samuel Arthur Bernard Sweeney, 19, of 1470 Distinct Circle in Fayetteville, as a second suspect and arrested him Sunday on charges of felony breaking and entering and conspiracy to commit felony larceny. He was placed in the Hoke County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.
Detectives said they expect to make more arrests in the case.
Both Sweeney and Lowrie are on probation for multiple felony vehicle break-in charges, according to state Division of Adult Correction records. Sweeney was put on probation in January for nine vehicle break-in and two breaking-and-entering convictions.
Lowrie is listed as an absconder from supervision for his probation for four March convictions. He also served probation for a 2010 felony larceny and 2008 felony breaking-and-entering conviction.