Two Scotland Neck residents were among four arrested following a burglary in the Martin County town of Robersonville, the Enterprise & Weekly Herald newspaper reports.
Martin County Sheriff Tim Manning reported the arrests occurred following a traffic stop which occurred after the suspects drove by the victim's residence after police arrived.
At approximately 10:40 p.m. Thursday evening, deputies were dispatched to a house on N.C. 903 after the so-called home invasion was reported.
While deputies were discussing the matter with the victims and beginning their investigation, the suspects reportedly drove past the victim's house.
Deputies immediately began pursuing the suspects, and initiated a traffic stop.
As a result of the traffic stop and further investigation, the four occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody and charged.
Martin County Chief Deputy Drew Robinson reported one of the victims was struck by a pipe, but did not require medical treatment.
Lavon Evette Lane, 37, of 103 Pepper Lane in Scotland Neck, was charged with first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. She was placed under a $25,000 bond and confined to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail.
Daquante Jaquan Wiggins, 25, of 209 West Salisbury St. in Hamilton, was also charged with first-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He was also confined to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
Javeon Jarez Wiggins, 22, of 209 Salisbury St. in Hamilton was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary and simple assault. He was confined to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
The final person charged with Shakeem Williams, 25, of East 10th St. in Scotland Neck. He was charged with first-degree burglary and assault on a female, and was confined to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
Thadd White is editor of the Enterprise & Weekly Herald