Dead burglar identified
The Union County Sheriff’s Office identified the man shot dead after a foiled burlary Thursday morning.
Medical examiners confirmed the body found outside 3425 Lanesboro Road was that of Robby Charles Blount, 25, of 2701 Mason St. in Monroe.
According to deputies, a masked man brandishing a handgun kicked in the home's door shortly after 1 a.m. A woman and her son were home alone. One of them called 911. One also got a gun and shot the man once in the torso.
He left the house. Deputies responding to the 911 call found the man in the yard, dead from the wound.
Deputies have not identified the shooter. No charges have been filed. Investigators will confer with the Union County District Attorney's Office on any next steps if needed.
A series of murders has plagued Marshville over the past year. On July 7, 2012, three people - Jerry Marsh, Crystal Dawn Hicks and Ronnie Dale Overcash - were found dead on Landsford Road.
On August 22, David Lee Bass and David Clay Bass were shot dead in front of 3309 Lanesboro Road after a family dispute. Deputies chased Bradrick Layne Wolfe for 20 miles through two counties before arresting him on murder charges.
On August 30, Charles Godwin was found dead inside his Holly School Road home.