Two Arrested For Home Invasion, Third Person Wanted

    Two people are in jail under a $1 million bond each charged with an armed home invasion in rural Sampson County. A third person is being sought.

    Around 3:00am Sunday, Sampson County deputies said the suspects forcibly entered a home on Lucas Road near Roseboro. Armed with guns they assaulted the occupants in the home before fleeing.

    Linwood Dion Rich, 16, of Hayne Stretch Road, Roseboro and Rodney Derreck Williams, 28, of Bulldog Lane, Roseboro have been charged with burglary, kidnapping and felony conspiracy.  Williams was also charged with probation violation.

    The Sampson County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the third suspect, Jimmy McKoy Rouse, 21, of West Butler Avenue, Clinton. Rouse is considered to be armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office at 910-592-4141 or call 9-1-1.