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No charges for Fayetteville homeowner who shot intruder

Posted August 2, 2010 6:21 a.m. EDT
Updated August 2, 2010 6:53 p.m. EDT

— A homeowner in Fayetteville was defending himself and won't face charges for a shooting on his property Sunday night, said Dan Grubb of the Fayetteville Police Department..

Grubb said an armed man walked into the front yard of 299 Decatur Drive around 11:30 p.m. Sunday and forced two women inside the home at gunpoint. Mikey Deshannon Campbell, 36, came out of a bedroom with a shotgun and fired twice, hitting the attacker in the side, Grubb said.

"The homeowner has no time to sit back and debate whether or not the guy is serious or what his intentions are, if the gun is real or not real. You know, he doesn't have that kind of time," Grubb said.

The suspect, Armon Leroi Mattox, 27, of 1508 Palmer Drive, fled on foot and was brought by an acquaintance to a nearby fire station, police said.

He was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and later transferred to UNC Hospitals for treatment of injuries police said were not life-threatening. He's expected to face kidnapping and assault charges,

His acquaintance, identified as Kendall Leon Wortham, 27, of 238 Partners Way, was charged with possession of cocaine during the incident.

Both men are repeat offenders.

Police are investigating the incident.