2015-07-15 / Front Page


Gunmen terrorize wrong residence
By Elizabeth Billips

A trio of masked gunmen appear to have broken into the wrong place.

Burke County deputies were called to a home on Smoketown Circle near Sardis around 1 a.m. Saturday after the men burst in on two unsuspecting adult sisters.

According to Investigator Gene Boseman, the three suspects were dressed in all-black and wore masks and gloves.

“They broke in through a rear window and the women didn’t even know they were in the trailer,” he said. “They rushed out of a bedroom pointing guns at them, calling the names of people they didn’t know and demanding drugs and money.”

The sisters were shaken up but were not injured.

“When they (the gunmen) realized they had the wrong place, they took a necklace, cell phone, car keys and fled,” Investigator Boseman said. “They were last seen running toward Highway 24.”

Deputies believe the sisters’ mobile home may have been mistaken with the trailer of a suspected drug dealer who lives off Brown Mobley Road, which is the next street over.


All three gunmen were described as young, black males but one has distinctive features. Deputies say that although he is believed to be in his 20s, he is just over five feet tall with a very slight build, light complexion and wears dreadlocks. Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call 706-554-2133.

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