Burglar shot by responding deputy in Wilcox County

Published 3:46 pm Wednesday, February 10, 2016


PINEVIEW — An early Monday morning burglary led to one suspect being shot by a responding deputy.
According to reports from the Wilcox County Sheriff’s Office the burglar alarm for Planter’s First Bank of Pineview went off at approximately 3:32 a.m. Monday morning.
Rookie deputy Justin Campbell responded, who has only been with the department a few months, responded to the scene. Upon his arrival he caught the burglars as they were exiting the bank. When Campbell confronted the suspects one looked as though he were reaching for a gun. Campbell fired to shots at the suspect with his shotgun. The unnamed 17-year old was airlifted to a Macon hospital. The second suspect, identified as 19-year old Nacarious West fled the scene in a wooded area. He was apprehended several hours after a citizen call to 911. According to investigator Steve Mauldin of the WCSO, the two suspects entered the bank through a window. They broke the teller station window in their search for money and attempted to access the vault with a pipe wrench.
Both of the suspects were from Hawkinsville, Ga.
The suspects were traveling in a borrowed car but the owner is not being charged because he said he had no knowledge of the burglary.
West is cooperating with law enforcement.