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Man charged in Hope Mills home invasion; second suspect sought

Posted September 24, 2013

— 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.


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  • lopo Sep 24, 2013

    Wait, NC law, you have to be 21 before you can own a handgun. Didn't they know that?

  • Glock07 Sep 24, 2013

    If he breaks in my house it will.

  • Obamacare for everyone Sep 24, 2013

    Glock, I'm hoping the next time his face is in the news the rest of him will be on its way to the morgue.

  • Glock07 Sep 24, 2013

    Remember his face, he will be right back out in public soon.

  • 678devilish Sep 24, 2013

    Its so scary how people are breaking into homes and people are there. Its dangerous. I hope they put this young man away for a very long time. Its not even safe at home any more. What is happening to this world we now live in?