The Surry County Sheriff’s Office is seeking four men who forced their way into an Eleanor Avenue home shortly before midnight Monday night, robbing the residents and shooting one man.
Sheriff Graham Atkinson said the crime was likely drug related, and the home occupants recognized three of the four men, all of whom were armed.
“We have been able to identify three of the suspects,” Atkinson said. “The fourth man was wearing a ski mask to cover his face.”
The sheriff said the men kicked in the door at 174 Eleanor Ave. at around 11:45 p.m. and held the six people in the residence at gunpoint.
They reportedly shot one of the people who lives in the home, Michael Smith, 26, who was transported to Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, Atkinson said. Information about Smith’s condition was unavailable.
Police say the homeowners said the men demanded, and escaped with, an undisclosed amount of money from the home.
Three men are being sought in connection to the case. They are Lloyd Adams of Winston-Salem, and Eric Matthew Seals and Jonathan Jessup, ages unavailable.
When the suspects are taken into custody, the sheriff said charges will likely include armed robbery, first-degree burglary, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
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