MAXTON — Two Maxton teenagers are charged in a break-in after a homeowner held one of the youths at gunpoint until police arrived.
The homeowner, Gene Blackhorse, 35, of McGirt Road, Maxton, fired a shot during the incident on Thursday, but no one was injured, according to a report by sheriff’s Detective R.K. Graham. The report was vague on details, and The Robesonian could not reach Graham.
Juan Ralph Cummings, 18, of the 200 block of Nikki Lane, Maxton, and Ron Shelton Cummings, 17, of the 300 block of Can Road, Maxton, are charged with burglary, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering. It’s not clear if the yuoths are related.
According to the report, Blackhorse was in bed when he heard someone kick in the door of his home at about 1 a.m. Thursday. He grabbed a shotgun and fired a warning shot, according to the report, and the intruders fled into some nearby woods. Blackhorse said he saw a green Honda car drive by his home as the youths fled.
An officer responding to the call found the Honda, which had been reported stolen, parked in woods at Elmore Drive. When the officer returned to Blackhouse’s home, he found him holding Ron Cummings at gunpoint.
Juan Cummings and Ron Cummings were taken to the county jail. Their bond was set at $15,000 each.