LUMBERTON — A Bladen County man was charged on Monday with breaking and entering after he and another man were shot while breaking into a St. Pauls home in December, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Zachariah John Henry, 25, of 705 Riverside Drive in Elizabethtown, was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of burglary tools, sheriff’s Maj. Howard Branch said. He was released under $10,000 unsecured bond.
Charges against the second man, whose name has not been released, are pending his release from the hospital, Branch said.
The two men had broken into the home of Gail Ivey at 2443 N.C. 20 about 1 p.m. on Dec. 29, he said.
Ron Ivey, 22, of St. Pauls, and his girlfriend saw the break-in in progress and “a confrontation ensued,” Branch said. During that confrontation, Ron Ivey shot the two men with a high-caliber hunting rifle, he said.
Henry was shot once in the leg. Some jewelry was taken from the home but recovered, Branch said.
Ron Ivey will not face charges in the case.