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Teen talks about terrifying home invasion

By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –A teenager tells us about a terrifying home invasion.

As we told you Thursday night, a 13-year old boy was home alone Thursday in Lowndes County when two men with guns broke in.

He called 9-1-1 and hid as the burglars ransacked the home.

Those crooks are still on the run tonight.

Thankfully the boy is okay and talking to WALB News 10's Jade Bulecza.

This foot print shows how home invaders tried to kick in the front door of this home on Val Del Road. A thirteen year old boy was the only person home at the time.

"There's a crack underneath the front door so I looked under there and he had red shoes on," said the teen.

His father asked us to blur his face to protect his identity. The boy called 9-1-1 to report two men were trying to break-in.

"There was a guy with a red shirt he had a shotgun in his hand," said the boy. "There was a guy with a red hat. He had a pistol in his hand looking through the front window."

After they couldn't get in the front door, the boy says they went to the side door and kicked it in.

 "I was in my bedroom closet," said the teenager. "I was shaking real bad. I was scared."

 He says they came through his bedroom looked through drawers but thankfully not his closet.

"Right back through here, they were slinging doors open."

The first deputy got there as one of the burglars was walking out with an armful of items including they boy's wii and games. Investigators say that man, 26-year old Sedrick Lamar White, Jr., got in a car and tried to run over the officer as he tried to block the man from leaving.

The deputy shot out the front tire and the man drove south on Val Del Road and crashed in a ditch. He got out and ran and that's when the manhunt began.

"Mike Sellers is the one that came in for me and he saved my life along with the Lowndes county Sheriff's Office," said the boy.

Authorities searched for 12 hours Thursday and they're still patrolling the Val Del Road area Friday. They still haven't found the home invaders. If you see this man, they want you to call 9-1-1.

Authorities are working to identify the second person involved in that home invasion.

Sedrick White will be charged with burglary and other crimes.


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