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| June 17, 2019

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Machete-wielding 11-year-old foils North Carolina home invasion

By Vandana Rambaran
An 11-year-old boy in North Carolina struck an intruder in the back of the head with a machete to foil a home invasion on Friday, according to reports.

The boy escaped the closet and grabbed a machete, using it to strike the man in the head.

He reportedly kicked the child in the stomach but the boy did not give up, swinging again at him but missing. The man again kicked the boy, and began to grab several items, including a television and a PlayStation, but fled the home without the electronics when he realized he was bleeding, according to a news release from the Orange County Sherriff’s Office.

The woman and a second man provided the getaway vehicle for the three intruders and drove away.

Police responded to a 911 call after 11 a.m. when the break-in occurred, and alerted local hospitals to be on the lookout for someone with a head wound.

The boy, who was home alone, answered a knock on the front door and saw a woman standing there. Simultaneously, a man broke into the home through a window and used the homeowner’s pellet gun to force the child into a bedroom closet.

When 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall, checked into UNC Hospital in Hillsborough, authorities were alerted. He’s due in court on Monday, facing charges of breaking and entering, second-degree kidnapping, interfering with emergency communications and assaulting on a child under 12 years old.

Additional charges are pending against Hall and the two other suspects.

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One is accounted for, so the other suspects are in the wind. Read the article here: Fox News

Home invasion suspect who was thwarted by 11-year-old on the loose after walking out of hospital

By Travis Fedschun
Authorities in North Carolina are looking for a suspect who walked out of a hospital on Friday night after an 11-year-old struck him in the head with a machete in a foiled home invasion.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall walked out of UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital “against medical advice” shortly before 8 p.m. Hall had been hospitalized for treatment of a head wound since about 1 p.m., initially at UNC-Hillsborough hospital before being transferred to the Chapel Hill facility due to the severity of his injury.

“Our agency is very concerned about the events in this case,” Chief Deputy Sykes said in a statement Sunday. “Effective immediately, we will institute policy changes necessary to protect the public in situations like this. We expected to be notified prior to Hall’s discharge.”

The sheriff’s office said they were notified when the 19-year-old initially arrived at the hospital, but had no legal authority to hold him in custody at the time as he was only a suspect. By that afternoon, police said enough information was established to seek warrants for breaking and entering and assault.

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The rest of the article may be read here: Fox News

Home invasion suspect who was thwarted by 11-year-old captured after walking out of hospital

By Travis Fedschun
A North Carolina man who walked out of a hospital on Friday night — after an 11-year-old struck him in the head with a machete in a foiled home invasion — was captured after more than a day on the run, investigators announced Sunday.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook that 19-year-old Jataveon Dashawn Hall walked out of UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital “against medical advice” shortly before 8 p.m. Hall had been hospitalized for treatment of a head wound since about 1 p.m., initially at UNC-Hillsborough hospital before being transferred to the Chapel Hill facility due to the severity of his injury.

“Our agency is very concerned about the events in this case,” Chief Deputy Sykes said in a statement Sunday. “Effective immediately, we will institute policy changes necessary to protect the public in situations like this. We expected to be notified prior to Hall’s discharge.”

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Here: Fox News

Starting the work week, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, with a Trifecta of runners. Jataveon Dashawn Hall couldn’t be held because he was “…only a suspect.” Was there a run on machete induced head wounds that day? Now the numbers have settled into 0 / 1 / 2, I think. Too tired to work it out now, see’ya first light or there-abouts.

“The constitution shall never be construed…to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
Alexander Hamilton

Category: Feel Good Stories, Trifecta

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  1. Prior Service says:

    Looks like the boy needs a stock of ripe melons and some time each day to practice that swing. We want a clean separation next time.

  2. Toxic Deplorable B Woodman says:

    Sounds like the wee laddie struck the bad guy with the wrong part of the machete, either the flat or the back/spine. Ah, well, experience will come. Next time he’ll know enough to use the blade.
    But, gotta give points for standing up and trying.

  3. Doc Savage says:

    Excellent…..an 11 year will start the next school year with some brutally awesome street cred…no one will take this kids lunch.

    Jataveon Dashawn Hall? Dude, you got your ass handed to you by an 11 year old….you are gonna be so hosed in the slam.

  4. 26Limabeans says:

    “struck him in the head with a machete in a foiled home invasion”

    They don’t teach that in Boy Scouts.
    Is the kid a Somali?

  5. Ex-PH2 says:

    Kudos to the young man who, at the ripe age of 11 years, had the cojones to chase out a slimeball trying to steal stuff from his kingdom.

  6. 5th/77th FA says:

    Ditto all of the above. Doc Savage wrote “it’s a skinny little white kid.” I resembled that. Now I’am a skinny old white man. Must be that “white privilege” we keep hearing about.

    Jataveon Dashawn…sigh…Claw any good numbers from the wheel FIRST thing this morning?

    • Claw says:

      “any good numbers?”

      Roger, the Whiz Wheel®™ shackles:

      Jataveon Dashawn Hall (DAM resulting in being WOT’d by an 11 year old) 38 x 4 = 152

    • Doc Savage says:

      Pretty sure the machete was colorblind…..

  7. I’m glad the PD caught up with Hall and Halled him off to jail and hopefully not keeping keeping Hall on a Hallway bench while awaiting to be booked. The Halls of Justice will make sure Hall gets his due punishment.

  8. Nice S&W on the above pic. My first S&W when I started working for Brink’s back in 1970 was the Mod 10, .38 4″ bull barrel. We had Smiths and Colt’s .38 pencil barrels plus the Police positives .38 tapered rounds. After an AD inside of Grand Central Station in NYC, Everyone that were not issued the Smith .38 4″ bull barrels received them. If I see a pic of a Thompson sub gun on the feel good stories, I’ll tell you about the ones that were discovered under the truck ramp where we had a small range in the US Trucking garage on Murray St.

  9. UpNorth says:

    Um, Chief Deputy Sykes, your department had more than enough to arrest the suspect at the hospital. He committed a felony, you didn’t have to wait for a warrant. If you were worried about PC, have a deputy go pick up the young hero and bring him to the hospital to ID the guy.

  10. Bronx Intersection Renamed For Hero Soldier Who Died Saving Family From Fire
    VIDEO: A Bronx intersection was renamed Friday morning for a National Guardsman who lost his life rescuing people from the city’s deadliest fire in 25 years. Emmanuel Mensah, 28, was among 13 people killed when a five-story apartment building went up in flames on Dec. 28, 2017 in the Belmont section. Mensah was credited with saving a family of six, including four young children, before firefighters arrived. A new street sign was revealed Friday in the heart of a close-knit community, and a special Ghanaian ceremony marked the bittersweet morning. The corner of East 187th Street and Prospect Avenue is now called “Private First Class Emmanuel Mensah Way” in his memory. “It is my honor to rename Belmont Street for our hometown hero, Emmanuel Mensah. His is a name, a legacy that will never be forgotten,” said City Councilman Ritchie Torres.
    CBS NEW YORK

  11. HMC Ret says:

    I thought this was the only place this might fit. It concerns the history of the Hospital Corps. This is their 121st anniversary. Here is some info concerning their heroism on Iwo, in which more than 800 of 1000 were killed or wounded, with 4 receiving the Medal of Honor. I do believe the statement about John Bradley to be inaccurate. I believe it is well established he was not a participant in the flag raising.
    ‎·
    In honor of the US Navy Corpsmen 121 st Birthday!
    NAVY HISTORY!

    NAVY CORPSMAN WERE UNSUNG HEROES OF IWO JIMA!
    There were roughly 100 Navy surgeons and nearly 1,000 corpsmen in its ranks for the struggle of Iwo Jima during WWII.
    Most of those emergency medical specialists deployed forward with the maneuver elements or worked in improvised aid stations just behind the front lines.
    The nature of their work required continuous risk-taking. They retrieved wounded Marines, performed initial life-saving measures, evacuated severe casualties back to the beach–always under fire.
    Navy medical crews paid an exorbitant price in the savage fighting at Iwo Jima. Twenty-three doctors and 827 corpsmen were killed or wounded in action, a casualty rate twice as high as bloody Saipan.
    One of the wounded was John Bradley, a casualty of heavy fighting in the northern part of the island 17 days after the historic flag raising.
    Typical of the Navy corpsmen who served at Iwo Jima was Pharmacist’s Mate 2nd Class William B. Jett of Batesville, Ark.
    Jett came ashore with a replacement draft and joined the 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, veterans of Suribachi, a unit that had already lost a disproportionate share of corpsmen.
    Jett was a company aid man assigned to a rifle platoon operating along the northwest corner, an area dubbed “the jungle of stone.”
    In the next three weeks of fighting, Jett survived four platoon commanders–a lieutenant, a platoon sergeant, a sergeant and finally a corporal. But Jett, in his turn, was not immune to the heavy fire; shrapnel hit him in the left arm and wrist as he leaped out of a shell hole.
    He stayed in the lines. “Coming out alive on Iwo,” he said, “was like going through a rainstorm without getting wet.”
    Four Navy corpsmen received the Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery on Iwo Jima:
    Pharmacist’s Mates 1st Class Francis J. Pierce,
    Pharmacist’s Mates 1st Class John H. Willis.
    Pharmacist’s Mates 2nd Class George Wahlen,
    Pharmacist’s Mates 3rd Class Jack Williams,
    PH1c Willis and PH3c Williams were posthumous awards.