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Second teen charged in Corbin Acres home invasion, Jan. home invasion

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By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — A second Salisbury teenager was charged Friday in a home invasion and burglary in the Corbin Acres subdivision.

The homeowner and her children were asleep at the time, and she woke up to find the suspects in her home. The burglary was Feb. 8 on Woodbridge Drive, a newly developed section of the subdivision.

One teen, Myron Sanders, 18, was charged after police caught him in a wooded area a short time after he fled the home. Homeowner Susan Tovar described the nightmarish experience of hearing her door kicked in while she and her three young children were upstairs asleep.

She recalled how she heard the suspects repeatedly kicking the back door. She attributes their difficulty with getting inside with a longer than standard screw she and her husband installed into the door latch and through the studs.

She called 911 and, within a few minutes, police arrived.

Tovar told a Post reporter she was still on the phone with 911 while one of the suspects was still in the house upstairs. She said she believes that suspect ran downstairs when police chased after the first.

The second suspect is 18-year-old Jaylon Armon Wimbley.

Salisbury police officials say Wimbley, of the 200 block of South Oakhurst Drive, and Sanders are also connected to a Jan. 27 home invasion.

In the Jan. 27 incident, police received a report at 9:43 p.m that a burglary was in progress and that four people had fled the scene. The homeowner, 71-year-old Terry Snipes, told police he was watching television and heard someone banging on his door. He then heard someone shout, “Get on the floor.”

Snipes grabbed his nearby handgun and pointed it at the door. A suspect busted open the door and four masked men walked into the home. The owner pointed his gun and told them to “get the hell out,” and they turned and ran, police Capt. Shelia Lingle said.

Snipes told police the first suspect had a gun in his hand. When the intruders got to a parked vehicle around the corner at Loop Street, the male fired three times toward Snipes. Snipes pointed his gun and fired a warning shot into the air and told the suspects not to come back, he told police.

Snipes said he has lived at the home since the 1970s and never had a problem. His wife, who was asleep at the time of the intrusion, said she heard someone burst through the door.

She also said she saw a light-colored vehicle parked around the corner.

Lingle said other charges are possible against Wimbley and Sanders.

Salisbury police charged Wimbley with felony robbery with a dangerous weapon, first-degree burglary, larceny and assault with a deadly weapon for the February home invasion. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and first-degree burglary in the January incident.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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