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Woman finds home trashed, teen in her bed

Posted August 26, 2008
Updated August 27, 2008

— When Ron and Barbara Watson left their Goldsboro home for a long business trip, they never expected to roll out the welcome mat.

But when she returned home last Wednesday, Barbara Watson found a 16-year-old boy sleeping in her bed and the house trashed with piles of broken bottles, matches, guns, ammunition and human feces.

"These kids made it a crack house; they made it a party house," Ron Watson said.

Litter and soot covered the house, the homeowner said.

"There were hundreds of chicken bones all over the house. Both the toilets were stopped up with chicken bones," Ron Watson said. "They must have had a smoke fire in here or a grease fire, because there was soot all over the place."

Ron Watson said it appeared the people who broke into his house engaged in dangerous activities, as well.

"What appeared to be crack bottles were laying all over the house, so they were doing some kind of drugs here," he said.

Wayne County deputies arrested the teen caught in Barbara Watson's bed. Aaron Scott Everett, 16, is charged with felony breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property. Deputies said that they are continuing to investigate and that more arrests are likely.

Ron Watson said the he estimates the total of damages and stolen goods to exceed $30,000. He said intruders stole jewelry, computers, a TV – and his family's sense of safety.

"Stealing is one thing, and I can live with that," he said. "But for them to come in here and trash a person's home and do things like urinate and defecate on a person's house, that's a little bit over the limit. You can't forgive that."


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  • Common Sense Man Aug 28, 2008

    "FUZZZZ......... you are saying you are a cop and have never seen crack in a vial??? Please if you are going to use a computer try google http://www.cocaine.org/vials.html and if you have never seen crack in a vial you obviously are not an officer of the law."

    I can find a lot of things on the internet, but that doesn't make them pertinent to the Triangle. Crack isn't regularly sold in vials in this area, plain and simple.

  • EZeegoing Aug 28, 2008

    citizen782 I think your zeal to over emphasis a point and trumpet big phrases has blinded you to what we are discussing. That being, parents are responsible for their offspring - period. So, who would you suggest is responsible for this 16 year old's behavior ?

  • TheAdmiral Aug 27, 2008

    "I remember how one of the GOLO bigots advocated the death penalty for a HISPANIC man who hit someone while he was drunk, but asked the next day for sympathy for a WHITE man who raped a pregnant woman after breaking into her house."

    What does any of that have to do with this situation. I think this kid should be caned - absolutely. But calling anyone a racist because of a heavy work day - I think you should join him.

    I also believe the parents have earned a caining as well. Right next to their kid. And when they take him home, then they can spank him.

    The fact of the matter is that if there is no consequence to an act, human nature is to escalate it. If there is no discipline - it just escalates to a level of this child.

    The parents are just as responsible to fix the place as the kid is. Plus the kid should do 10,000 service hours, turn over his friends to get 1 hour reduced, and join the 4H, and complete the program, as well as hit the local drug program.

  • iamforjustice Aug 27, 2008

    I don't understand how you all are opposed to disciplining a child but once a child has gotten away with so much at homes he then takes it to the next level and then you want him beaten, shot, put behind bars, wearing a diaper in court...ever heard of nippin in the bud people?

  • saywhaaaaat Aug 27, 2008

    Yeeeep....if only the kids these days grew up in the OLD days.....huh.....these kids should be ashame of theirselves. As a parent of the them i would be very..i mean VERY ashamed to EVEN call the kid MY KIDS...

  • IdoNOTliveinDurham Aug 27, 2008

    FUZZZZ......... you are saying you are a cop and have never seen crack in a vial??? Please if you are going to use a computer try google http://www.cocaine.org/vials.html and if you have never seen crack in a vial you obviously are not an officer of the law.

  • Tired Of Excuses Aug 27, 2008

    My God...what the heck???
    Obviously this kid and his pals are prducts of their enviornment. Arrest the kids AND the stupid parents for creating these menaces to society.
    I liked the comment about putting all arrested in diapers for their court appearance...lol...too funny.

  • iamforjustice Aug 27, 2008

    All I am saying is give the kid the benefit of the doubt. This kid belongs to someone. This could be your kid and I have seen comments about shooting him. So I am ignorant because I try to see the good in all. The child was sleeping. He was tired. Stop bashing kids before you know the full details. Many people have awaken in the wrong bed. Things happen in life beyond our control. This kid might be the husband of your daughter one day.

  • WRALblows Aug 27, 2008

    "Yes, most adults today are not fit to raise their own offspring because they themselves have no earthly clue......."

    Ah, if we could only all be as good as you because then "most adults" would be fit to raise their own offspring correct? There's nothing like a blanket generalization followed by a global insult towards an entire demographic to get your point across. It gives you street cred huh angry man? But don't use your brain, or think this through...just get MAD! And then find another entire group of people to blame.

  • headlong Aug 27, 2008

    I totally agree...he should be made to clean it up and pay for all repairs. As his partying little friends. Glad they caught him.