Search For 1 After Home Invasion, Shooting
Haywood County authorities are searching for two suspects that are considered armed and dangerous after a home invasion and shooting Tuesday morning.
Authorities say 24-year-old Justin Mease, 19-year-old Bianka Rich and a suspect described as a tall, slim black male with dredlocks - entered a home in the Canton area around 1:15 a.m.. A resident said the three were wearing red bandanas over their faces.
Shots were fired inside a home on Davis Hill Road and one man was shot in the leg and taken to Mission - St. Joseph's Hospital.
The three fled the scene in a silver or gray 2003 Dodge Durango.
Authorities are searching Haywood and surrounding counties for Mease and the unidentified male suspect.
Mease and Rich were taken into custody late Wednesday afternoon.
The incident is under investigation. Officials said the victim knew two of the suspects.
Anyone having any information regarding the suspects’ whereabouts is asked to call the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office CrimeStoppers’ line at 1-877-92-CRIME, or dispatch at 452-6666.