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Dunn man dies after home invasion

Posted May 19, 2011
Updated May 20, 2011

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— A Dunn woman said her husband died from injuries he received from three masked men who broke into their home on Old North Carolina Highway 55.

Alice Johnson, 74, said her husband, Allen Ray Johnson, 73, tried to fight off the intruders during the April 29 attack.

"They got the best of him, then they started beating on both of us," Johnson said. 

Johnson said the men held them at gunpoint while they searched the home for valuables. 

"I was screaming, so one put their hand over my mouth," she said. 

At one point, Johnson said, they put a gun in her husband's mouth. 

The couple had an old safe they purchased but never knew the combination to open. When the intruders found the safe, they refused to believe the couple didn't know how to get inside it. 

"When we did not know the combination, they would hit us again," she said. 

At one point, the intruders put the couple inside their bedroom while they ransacked the rest of the home. When the intruders left the house, Johnson went into another room and called 911.  Dunn woman recalls home invasion Dunn woman recalls home invasion

Allen Johnson suffered four broken ribs and a head injury. He died Wednesday at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

"I thought he was going to pull through," Johnson said. 

Johnson suffered head injuries and bruises. She has a blood clot in her ear which impairs her hearing. 

"I think I am going to be OK, but I still do not stay at home by myself," she said.

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  • ElvisPresleyJr May 20, 2011

    "Society has a thin blue line between the civilized, law abiding side and the evil ones who would do such as this. The difference between right and wrong isn't getting caught.".....This by far, has got to be the most ridiculous comment I have ever read in my life. If you apply this in the context as it relates to this story, then what this person is suggesting or actually saying, is that most civilized law abidding citizens commit home invasions as well but simply never get caught. How pathetic you are to think such a thing. Perhaps you're one of those who tries to make civilized people look bad so it makes people like you look good in hopes of justifying your existance. Nice try.

  • djofraleigh May 20, 2011

    Society has a thin blue line between the civilized, law abiding side and the evil ones who would do such as this.

    The difference between right and wrong isn't getting caught.

  • ElvisPresleyJr May 20, 2011

    WRAL doing what they do best....censoring. As the late great Randy "Macho Man" Savage would say..."oooohhhh yeeeeaaaahhhhh!"

  • gunny462 May 20, 2011

    "a gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone"

    "a basic fact of life"

    AGREE!

  • ElvisPresleyJr May 20, 2011

    For all those would-be criminals roaming the streets, I got this cute little sign hanging below my mailbox. It reads "Hotel California". Which means, you can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave"...(guitar solo)

  • ElvisPresleyJr May 20, 2011

    Oh how I wish it could've been me when members of that particular sector of our population conducted their home invasion on that helpless elderly couple. Why oh why couldn't they have come to my home instead. PLEASE, PLEASE come here and try that with me! I'm begging! cuz I got somethin' for ya...it's called, "say hello to my little friend!"

  • BigUNCFan May 20, 2011

    gun control means that the criminals control the guns.

  • unblankenbelievable May 20, 2011

    Looking for an inexpensive security system- but not sure where to look. Got any suggestions?

    I bought mine at the gun shop. It's called Glock and it was around 500.00

  • ICTrue May 20, 2011

    "instead of more guns, how about more teaachers, books, and schools!!!!!!!!" respect

    Getting tired of this tired old line that the libs keep trotting out for every occasion. Does anyone know of any kids in NC or anywhere in the US for that matter that does not have access to teachers, books and schools? Didn't think so.

  • dws May 20, 2011

    "a gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone"

    a basic fact of life

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