FAYETTEVILLE: Police release more info on May 26 home invasion - WNEM TV 5

Fayetteville police release more info on May 26 home invasion

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The Fayetteville Police Department released the description of a person of interest in a home invasion May 26.

Police said John McNeill, 70 and his wife Joyce McNeill, 54, were waiting in their home in the 1900 block of Slater Avenue for a ride to a scheduled medical appointment. While waiting, a male suspect entered their home the front door and demanded money from the McNeills.

The McNeills were unable to give the suspect money and he began to assault them with an unknown weapon.

Both victims suffered multiple head trauma related injuries. They were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. Mr. McNeill was airlifted to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill where he is listed in serious condition. Mrs. McNeill remains at Cape Fear Valley Medical in serious condition.

Police described the suspect at a black male in his late 20s to early 30s, standing 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing around 220 pounds. The person of interest has a muscular build with dreadlocks and long goatee.

Police said a person similar to this description was seen in the area of Slater Avenue around the time of the incident.

Anyone with information about the home invasion and assault is asked to call Detective J. Nevitt with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 433-1856 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).


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