Man charged in Hope Mills home invasion; second suspect sought
Posted September 24, 2013
Hope Mills, N.C. — Cumberland County sheriff's detectives have charged a 19-year-old man in connection with a home invasion and shooting that happened Sunday night in Hope Mills, and they are searching for an 18-year-old who is wanted in the incident.
According to investigators, Alex Brandon Fernandez and James Todd Fisher, Jr. entered a home in the Gallberry Farms community, off Chicken Foot Road, Sunday night and shot the homeowner.
Fisher turned himself in early Tuesday, authorities said, and he is charged with first-degree burglary and felony conspiracy. He was being held Tuesday in the Cumberland County jail under a $65,000 secured bond.
Fernandez, of 1935 Sunshine Court, is wanted on charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and first-degree burglary.
The condition of the homeowner was not immediately available.
The Cumberland County sheriff's office will set up a mobile command post Tuesday afternoon so that residents can report information about various crimes in the county. Detectives will be at the Food Lion on N.C. Highway 187 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.