NHSO: Deputies tase naked man after breaking into home

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William Barefoot is charged with breaking and entering (Photo: NHSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for breaking into a home on Golden Road Thursday evening. Deputies say the man was fully nude when they caught him, but when he didn’t comply with commands that’s when a deputy tased him.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said it happened around 5:30 p.m. near 200 Golden Road.

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William Barefoot was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center to be checked out.

Barefoot is charged with breaking and entering. He’s being held in the New Hanover County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond.

Highway Patrol assisted deputies during the incident. The deputy who tased Barefoot is not on leave.

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