School lockdown over as deputies catch break-in suspects


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Submitted: Fri, 06/07/2013 - 5:09pm
Updated: Sun, 06/09/2013 - 12:33am
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The final day of class at Wrightsboro Elementary School lasted a little longer than planned thanks to a lockdown as New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies tried to solve a home invasion.

It started with a call from a home on Misty Lane in Castle Hayne. As deputies responded, they saw a truck matching the description of one driven by the suspects heading south on Castle Hayne Road, according to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman. They tried to stop the pick-up, at which time two men ran off. Two other men stayed in the truck and were arrested.

Deputies were then called to a home on Fletcher Court, where a woman reported that her husband had found a man hiding in their garage. Deputies arrested that suspect.

Deputies set up a one-mile perimeter around where the truck has stopped and went yard to yard with K9s looking for the fourth suspect, who they found around lunchtime.

Wrightsboro Elementary School was locked down as a precaution during the search.

Investigators have not yet said who the men arrested are.

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