• Deputies arrest 2 in Troutman home invasion

    By: Tina Terry


    TROUTMAN, N.C. - Deputies said more charges are pending against two men accused of breaking into a family's home, terrorizing them and shooting at them.
    The home invasion happened early Wednesday morning on Goodman Road in Troutman.
    Eyewitness News reporter Tina Terry talked with the victims and learned how they made it out alive.
    Larry Sigmon's son and two other people were in the house around 2 a.m. when someone knocked at the door.
    A woman answered it and said a stranger with a gun was on the other side. 
    The 23-year-old woman ended up locking the bathroom door, kicking out the window screen and jumping out to find help.
    Meanwhile, the gunmen demanded money from the man and his girlfriend, who were still inside, and forced them into the backyard.
    "Said if you want your girlfriend to live tell me where the money is,” the victim said. "I was thinking what was it going be like to be shot in the head. I thought about my children. I was begging him. I was begging him to please don't hurt us."
    One of the intruders fired the gun leaving a bullet hole close to a parked vehicle’s gas tank.  One victim was able to tackle the gunman.
    "He asked me my name and I told him,” the victim said. “He said, ‘You're not the one. Let me go and I won't do anything. He said it again. I let him go and I just walked away."
    Police found the suspects, Andrew Coleman and Dustin Royston, a short time later and charged them with attempted robbery and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
    There were no serious injuries in the attack.

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