Two men have been arrested after a retired couple was “brutally beaten” during a home invasion at their Orange County home late last week, according to the sheriff’s office.
The same men involved in that incident have also been charged in a home invasion in Person County that happened just before the Orange County crime, officials said Tuesday.
In the case involving the retired couple, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home off Old N.C. 86 near Chapel Hill just after 2 a.m. Friday, officials said.
The husband told investigators the sound of his wife screaming woke him up. When he went to help her, he said she was being attacked by two men.
The husband was shot in the hand during the assault, the sheriff’s office said.
Jason O’Neal Brown, 36, and Jodeci Mustaffa Gaddy, 25, both of Durham, have been charged, according to a news release from Orange County deputies Tuesday morning.
The pair has also been charged in a break-in and sexual assault in Person County early Friday morning, officials said.
In that case, a woman reported being awoken in her home by two men, one who pointed a gun at her, demanding guns and money, deputies said.
“During the home invasion, the woman was sexually assaulted and struck in the face with the gun,” deputies said.
Officials said that they were able to track down the suspects after a security camera near Northgate Mall in Durham recorded the suspects using a credit card stolen from the victim of the Person County home invasion.
In the Orange County case, Brown and Gaddy are charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, two counts of second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, two counts of assault by pointing a gun and breaking and entering a motor vehicle, deputies said.
In the Person County home invasion the men are charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, first-degree forcible sex offense, attempted first-degree rape, attempted first-degree murder, larceny, and breaking and entering a motor vehicle, according to deputies.
Brown and Gaddy are being held in the Person County Detention Center under a $2 million secured bond.