Reidsville Business Owner Shoots And Kills Robber

via Carolina Plott Hound

News and Record

WENTWORTH − Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page identified the men who allegedly broke into Hall Well & Plumbing early Monday.

Jesse Ray Walker, 28, of Reidsville, was shot and killed at the business. Business owner Steve Hall shot him with a shotgun after Walker charged him, Page said.

A second suspect was later arrested. Brandon Joe Hanks, 27, of Reidsville, faces charges of felony breaking and entering and felony possession of stolen property, Page said.

Hanks is being held in the Rockingham County Jail on $75,000 bond.

Page said both Walker and Hanks had criminal records, but he doesn’t know if they are the same people who broke into the business previously.

Page said it appeared Hall acted in self-defense and doesn’t plan to charge him.

The business has been burglarized three other times in the past four months.

Last week, $1,600 worth of copper was reported stolen from the business.

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