Two men who broke into a Honeycutt Road residence last month, one sustaining a gunshot injury as a result, have now been charged in connection with a break-in that occurred in the days prior to that May 20 incident, authorities said.
Donald David Farrior Jr., 22, of 91 Barley Lane, Clinton, and Raheem Christopher Rogers, 23, of 2033 Beulah Church Road, Turkey, were charged as a result of an investigation into two break-ins at the residence prior to the one where Rogers was ultimately shot. Their getaway vehicle, the one stopped by Clinton Police at Sampson Regional Medical Center, was also hit with gunshots and subsequently impounded for evidence at the time.
Sampson County Sheriff’s investigators later located inside that vehicle items taken from the Honeycutt Road home in the prior break-ins, which Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said included an assortment of electronics and other items. He said even children’s shoes were taken from the residence.
“How low do you have to go to steal kids’ shoes,” Smith said. “They were taking anything they could get their hands on.”
In fact, the likely reason the two were met by an armed man was due to the repairs that were being made from the previous break-in, sources said. The homeowner’s father went to assist in cleaning up the mess and making the necessary repairs, taking a firearm with him just in case any suspects returned. Sure enough, Farrior and Rogers, who was carrying a machete, came to the residence.
Both suspects fled the residence after Rogers was shot. Around 10:49 a.m. May 20, the Sampson County E-911 received a report of a residential burglary on Honeycutt Road and one of the suspects being shot.
The caller told the 911 dispatcher that the suspects had fled the scene in a tan Toyota headed in the direction of High House Road. A short time later, a vehicle matching that description, carrying a gunshot victim, was stopped in the Sampson Regional Medical Center parking lot by officers from the Clinton Police Department and N.C. Wildlife Enforcement.
Farrior was initially charged with breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter and placed under $30,000 secured bond. He posted bond before being arrested again Sunday in connection with the prior Honeycutt Road break-in, receiving additional counts of felony breaking and entering and conspiracy to break and enter, as well as felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.
He was taken into custody at his residence Sunday and given $17,000 secured bond on those charges, a bond he posted that same day.
Rogers, a convicted felon and registered sex offender, was treated for a gunshot wound to his torso and was released from WakeMed, at which point he was served with charges. He stands charged in connection with both break-ins, to include two counts of breaking and entering, two counts of conspiracy to break and enter and one count each of larceny and possession of a firearm by felon. He is currently in the Sampson County Detention Center under $90,000 secured bond.
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