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Arrest made after burglars wake woman, takes cash, meds

Wizdom R. Vaughn


     An armed robbery warrant has been served on one of at least two accused of forcing their way into an Oxford Village apartment last week.

     Wizdom Ryjek Vaughn, 19, of West 2nd Street, is charged with felony counts of burglary and armed robbery in warrants obtained by Lt. Detective Chris Hilburn..

     Vaughn was arrested in Wilmington overnight Wednesday, and booked into the Columbus County Detention Center early Thursday, jail records show.

     A woman told police she was asleep on the couch of her Oxford Village apartment when she heard her door kicked open, and two men with hoodies, one who may have had a pistol, burst in and grabbed her purse, an Oct. 23 TCPD report said.

     A purse containing $3,000 cash and prescription medication were taken, the report said. The woman said the men fled in a red pick-up truck.

     Additional arrests are possible in the ongoing investigation, Maj. Russell Conway said Thursday.

     Vaughn is a former wide receiver with the New Hanover High Wildcats football team, and was named MVP in the 2017 state championship game, WECT in Wilmington reported.

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