Homeowner who shot pair shouldn't have had gun
Posted March 14, 2015
Updated March 15, 2015
Fayetteville, N.C. — The Fayetteville homeowner who shot two men breaking into his residence was himself charged with gun possession Saturday, authorities said.
Harold Williams, 42, was home when Roy Lee Hawk, 27, and Martize Douglas, 23, forcibly broke into his home at 517 Mayview Street Friday just before 5:15 p.m.
Williams shot the two men with a handgun as they entered the home, however Hawk was unable to flee the residence due to his injuries. Douglas was able to run from the home, but arrived at a hospital less than two hours later, authorities said.
Hawk was listed in critical condition on Saturday, and Douglas was listed in serious condition.
Both suspects were charged with common law robbery, breaking and entering and felonious conspiracy. Hawk and Douglas were also on active GPS monitoring through NC probation patrol, investigators said.
Williams was charged with possession firearm by a convicted felon.
According to investigators, the home invasion and robbery was not a random act.
All three involved have criminal histories, including Williams' long list of offenses that include drug charges and Hawk's convictions for robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit robbery in connection with the 2008 murder of a Fort Bragg soldier outside a nightclub.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 910-916-2764.
The incident remains under investigation.