Three men authorities say broke into NASCAR team owner Richard Childress' North Carolina home in mid-December have been arrested for the home invasion that Childress said he thwarted by shooting at the intruders.
In a news release (via MyFox8.com), the Davidson County (N.C.) Sheriff’s Office said the three are charged with attempted first-degree burglary and first-degree trespassing and each is being held on a $250,000 bond.
According to the sheriff’s office, Niquan Victorin, 18, Chantz Kade Hines, 18, and Armeka Vantonne Spinks, 18, were armed with military-type weapons Dec. 18 when they tried to break into Childress' home.
An avid hunter and experienced shooter, Childress, upstairs with his wife at the time of the alleged break-in, grabbed a handgun and fired multiple shots at the intruders.
According to the sheriff’s office, Childress, 72, said he felt “the only reason he and his wife were here today was because of God and the Second Amendment.”
The guns the suspects are alleged to have used at Childress' home matched firearms reported stolen in a Dec. 15 break-in, Davidson County sheriffs said they were told by Winston-Salem, N.C., police.
Still pictures from surveillance video released after the incident show the suspects were wearing masks and carrying long guns.