Not In My Neighborhood: Concerned Citizen Holds Suspect At Gunpoint Until Law Enforcement Arrives

ANGIER – A western Johnston County resident held a 41 year-old man at gunpoint until Johnston County deputies could arrive. It all started May 15th around 10:20pm in the 4400 block of Zack’s Mill Road.

An alert neighbor spotted a stranger in the yard of a nearby home. They knew the homeowner was not at his residence.

The concerned citizen confronted the suspicious person and reportedly held him at gunpoint in the yard until deputies arrived. Officers determined the stranger, Joshua Kyle Houchins, age 41, of Tree Farm Lane, Angier had allegedly tried to break into a building on the property before he was spotted by the neighbor.

Houchins was charged with misdemeanor attempted breaking or entering. He was later released on a $1,000 secured bond.


  1. Probably not really legal, LOL but I want to give this man an award! Way to handle business

  2. Isn’t this exactly what happened in Georgia? How does anyone have the right to point a gun, at another person, if it’s not to protect their own life?

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