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Woman finds home trashed, teen in her bed

Posted August 26, 2008 4:31 p.m. EDT
Updated August 27, 2008 9:59 a.m. EDT

— 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."