Man injured during alleged home invasion


First Posted: 10/2/2009

LUMBERTON Police say a man ended up in the hospital after trying to rob a home on Monday night.
Tommy Lee McKoy, 36, of 903 E. 11th St., was arrested on Wednesday and charged with second-degree kidnapping, first-degree burglary, and assault with a deadly weapon, according to Lt. Johnny Barnes with the Lumberton Police Department.
According to a police report, McKoy knocked on the door of the home of Renessa Godwin, 20, of Parmale Drive, on Monday evening. Corey James, 25, of Broadway Drive, who was cooking gumbo at the time, answered the door.
The report said McKoy asked James if he had any food to spare and he said yes. The report said that when James turned around, McKoy struck him on the head with a gun. The clip fell out of the gun and Godwin grabbed it. James and McKoy began fighting, according to Barnes.
Godwin ran out of the house and screamed for help. Neighbors scrambled to the home and were able to get McKoy out of Godwins home.
McKoy, who was injured, fled to a nearby home. He ended up at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where he received a couple of stitches and was released early Tuesday morning, according to Barnes.
McKoy was being held at Robeson County jail under a $31,000 bond.
Godwin and James suffered minor injuries.

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