From Clinton’s The Sampson Independent of June 1, 2006
Burglar assaults Sampson woman, shot
A Dunn-area man who allegedly broke into a Sampson County home and attempted to assault a woman at the residence was shot in the leg by another man who was at the home at the time, according to reports at the Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect in the burglary, Wesley Craig Hickman, 22, of 536 Clubhouse Drive, Dunn, the man who allegedly broke into the Carrolls Store Road home is expected to be charged with first-degree burglary in connection with the incident, authorities said.
Reports state that, just after 2 a.m. Saturday, a suspect barged into 366 Carrolls Store Road and attempted to assault Leslie Ann Skinner, 20, of Maxwell Road, Autryville, who was at the home at the time.
William McPhail, 20, of the Carrolls Store Road home, reportedly shot Hickman in the left leg with a double-barrel shotgun, Sheriff’s Capt. Julian Carr said.
“(Hickman) apparently kicked the door in at this residence,” said Carr. “He was approached or confronted by William McPhail, of that residence” just prior to the shooting, Carr said.
The captain said that Hickman was attempting to assault Skinner prior to the shooting.
Following the incident, Hickman was taken to Sampson Regional Medical Center, before being transported to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, where he was being treated for the injury.