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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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  1. Guest2020

    Given that it was lunchtime, I am sure the dog was hungry.

  2. guesty

    I hope the K9 got to bite the criminal at least one time.

  3. anne

    Do you remember the ads by McGruff, the crime dog – “Take a bite out of crime”. It should be changed to “Take a bite out of the criminal”

  4. Cadillac 22

    If u play football, u get football #s. 20 on up, and that’s WITH plea! No Remorse for stupidity!

  5. Guesttofferson

    And every law abiding homeowner should have one to greet unexpected visitors such as these fellows!

    I can guarantee you that the police wouldn’t have wasted a single minute looking for these criminals if they had decided to invade my home!

  6. Blingdaddy1

    I got school at Holly Shelter, but I didn’t go to school on Friday because of what was /supposed/ to be Andrea. It was weird, because around the times they listed, I was right in Wrightsboro Plaza, and I heard nothing, saw nothing. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary o_o

  7. Guest1948

    Great job by the NHC Sheriff’s Dept!

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