The Winston-Salem Journal, Winston-Salem, N.C. July 13, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Around 1:30 a.m., Wilkes County, N.C. homeowner James Brian Haynes alerted authorities to a man throwing rocks at his house and attempting to break in. By the time police arrived the criminal had fled.
At around 4:30 a.m., the criminal returned wielding a machete and forced his way inside the home. Haynes retrieved a gun and shot the criminal twice, killing him.
An investigation revealed that in 2005 the criminal had been charged with assault by strangulation before pleading to a misdemeanor. No charges have been filed against Haynes.
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