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Deputies, SWAT team surround Wake County home

Posted May 23, 2013

— Wake County sheriff's deputies surrounded a home on Wagstaff Road, south of Fuquay-Varina, Thursday night to investigate reports that a man was barricaded inside.

Sheriff Donnie Harrison said deputies were called shortly after 8 p.m. after a woman came home to the Squire Ridge subdivision to find her ex-husband's truck in the driveway.

Believing the man was inside the home, deputies called in a SWAT team. When authorities got into the house, however, they determined that the man was not inside. 

He was found a short time later at a different location.

No one was hurt.


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  • hmmmmm May 24, 2013

    This was, without a doubt, a police matter. This woman came home to find her ex-husbands vehicle in her driveway. She obviously had a reason to be nervous enough to call the police. He may have been somewhere nearby & not in the house, but he was CLEARLY making an effort to intimidate her, because if his vehicle in her driveway was an OK, and normal behavior for him, she would not have called the police. As for protect & serve, yes, the police DO get paid to enforce the laws, but they would take a bullet to PROTECT any one of us, even those who don't deserve it, I won't name any names. GOOD JOB LAW ENFORCEMENT!

  • sunshine1040 May 24, 2013

    If she has restraining order then he broke the order and should be locked up he was close to her house and glad she called the law instead of taking the law into her own hands.

  • djofraleigh May 24, 2013

    IN light of other domestic murders of late, I'm glad the department did what it did. I'm sorry that any one is so scared of seeing their spouse's (ex-) in their drive. There are so many scared of people who should love them.

  • wcnc May 24, 2013

    uh huh.... And you don't think costs of the SWAT team and other things are already in the Sheriff's Office budget? If not, just how do they pay those "extra" expenses?

    It costs to operate the Sheriff's Office every day and I'm sure they're smart enough to factor in incidents such as this into their operating costs....

  • Cock a doodle doo May 24, 2013

    "It costs the same as any other day since those guys were already working so they were already getting paid...."

    Labor costs, perhaps. But if you don't think there were extended costs for this sort of activity then you need to take basic economics class.

  • dogluv3r May 24, 2013

    Sorry, but if I had a maniac of an ex and saw his car in my driveway, I am assuming he is inside and calling 911. Those of you who think otherwise would rather see a report with her beaten or worse?

  • wrendu May 24, 2013

    Our men and women in law enforcement serve and protect every day, whether they are on duty or not. We should praise these LEO's for placing themselves in the line of fire daily....and they do it for just a pittance of what they deserve

  • dsdaughtry May 24, 2013

    ABC news reported:

    Authorities at first thought a person was holed up in a house on Wagstaff Road, which is south of Fuquay- Varina.

    A woman inside a home thought someone was trying to break into her home and saw her ex-husband's car outside.

    The ex-husband was found far from the scene.

    Later, witnesses saw curtains moving in the house but it was apparently caused by a dog inside the home.

    (this adds more to the story. something WRAL seems to be missing lately)

  • riverlover May 24, 2013

    actually law enforcement officers are NOT paid "to protect and serve" the citizens...they are ONLY paid to enforce laws

  • Valkyrie May 24, 2013

    How many times do people walk into situations that cause them injuries or their lives? I say she was a very smart lady to call the police if she thought her ex was inside her house. You hear about spousal murder / suicides way too often. The police were doing what they are paid to do, protect and serve.