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Dudley man shot during burglary

A Dudley man was shot by three men trying to burglarize his home early last Friday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

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Darrell Dwayne Hicks
DUDLEY, N.C. — A Dudley man was shot by three men trying to burglarize his home early last Friday, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Capt. Tom Effler said Antonio Wright told deputies that he heard a loud crash, then found three men in the living room of his home at 212 Hideaway Court around 4 a.m.

One man fired a gun, striking Wright in the upper thigh, Effler said. Wright went to his bedroom to get a firearm and found that the men had fled when he returned to living room.

Darrell Dwayne Hicks, 18, of 1951 Hinnant Road in Pikeville, was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and first-degree burglary. He was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond.

Effler said the investigation was ongoing.

Hicks was convicted of misdemeanor breaking-and-entering in 2007, according to state Department of Correction records. He later served nearly two months in jail after violating his probation.

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