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Two charged in Nash County home invasion, rape

Posted January 31, 2013

— Nash County sheriff's investigators have arrested two Sharpsburg men in connection with a rape and home invasion in Nashville Sunday night.

Tony Marichal Sharp, 19, of Weaver Circle, and Byron Dale Whitaker, 21, of Sharpe Road, were arrested Wednesday, each on charges of first-degree burglary, robbery with a dangerous weapon and three counts of first-degree kidnapping.

Whitaker also faces charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual offense.

The alleged crimes happened around 8:45 p.m. Sunday at a home on Old White Oak Road.

On Sunday, investigators said they were looking for three men wearing red bandanas around their faces who fled in either a silver or gray car.

It was unclear whether authorities are still looking for a third person in the case.

Sheriff's Capt. Pat Joyner only said Thursday that the suspects know the victims and that it was not a random act.

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  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Feb 1, 2013

    Send them to fight in the war & send the soldiers home!!!!
    lisa4
    February 1, 2013 8:18 a.m.
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    As much as I would like the troops back home they are the real men and replacing them with some waste of space that will force themself on a woman would be a huge mistake

  • asocha2 Feb 1, 2013

    This is EXACTLY why I support the 2nd amendment.

  • Lightfoot3 Feb 1, 2013

    "Very very soon you're gonna read about a home invasion where the homeowner defends their property, with deadly force." - Bartmeister


    I'd advise them to say they were defending themselves rather than their property. :)


    But the anti-gunners refuse to believe anyone has ever protected themself with a firearm. If they had their way, this Georgia mom and two kids would probably be dead:


    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/10/us/home-invasion-gun-rights/index.html?iref=allsearch

  • ECU4lifepurpgold Feb 1, 2013

    Just to clarify for people here I know both these individuals personally b/c I have arrested them before. I blame the courts for not taking care of the problem the first time they were locked up. I knew by dealing with them in the past that they were bound to hurt someone down the road, but who am I lol just the underpaid officer that locks these people up over and over again. They are not in a real gang just a bunch of wanabes b/c if you take these types of wanabes out to LA or Chicago they would not survive 1 sec among real gangs. My prayers go out to the family and the victim. And I pray that the courts finally get the clue to put them away for good.

  • lisa4 Feb 1, 2013

    Send them to fight in the war & send the soldiers home!!!!

  • canucmypointofview Feb 1, 2013

    The ending to this story would have been very different in MY house..

  • stanggt Jan 31, 2013

    "Very very soon you're gonna read about a home invasion where the homeowner defends their property, with deadly force." Bartmeister

    Amen. Too bad they are trying to take the guns from the law abiding citizens...

  • Red Green Jan 31, 2013

    "Very very soon you're gonna read about a home invasion where the homeowner defends their property, with deadly force." Bartmeister

    And none too soon. unfortunately there are more than enough lunkheads trying to strip us of our gun rights.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 31, 2013

    Jail time and punishment ain't strong enough for this type of crime. These ain't the guy breaking in hoping no one is home, unarm, stealing and leaving. Nope these are guys, breaking in, armed, hoping someone is home, with plans to do harm to that person. These guys need serious jail time.

  • pipcolt Jan 31, 2013

    Ship them off to gitmo and lock them up with the terrorist and don't allow them legal counsel. After all they are a domestic terrorist group if there gang members.

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