Family Tortured During Home Invasion In Harnett County

A family of five in Spout Springs, North Carolina, endured a harrowing home invasion on June 15, where they were tortured by a group of men. The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident began around 2 a.m. as the family sat in their garage.

The attackers, estimated to number up to six, forced the family into their home, where they were tied with duct tape and subjected to torture using heated metal utensils. Harnett County Sheriff Wayne Coats described the scene, stating, “They put a knife and fork on top of the stove and heated it up and they just started sticking it to the body.” The assailants were seeking information about the family’s money and guns.

The victims included the parents, their daughter, her friend, and another unidentified individual. They were treated for their injuries at UNC-Chapel Hill and are recovering. The invaders stole personal items and two cars, fleeing in a gray or silver Dodge Challenger with black rims.

In response to the incident, the family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover medical expenses and replace stolen belongings. The campaign details the extensive physical and emotional damage inflicted on the family, emphasizing the severe impact on their sense of safety.

The home invasion has left the neighborhood in fear. Jeffery Miller, a local resident, expressed the heightened sense of insecurity, noting that he has installed security cameras. “Yesterday I had security installed,” he said. “I thought I was the security, but now I need to have a camera.”

Authorities are asking the public for assistance in identifying the suspects. Due to the severity of the crime, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office is urging anyone with information to share it to aid in the investigation.

Harnett County, home to around 141,000 residents, is located in central North Carolina. The violent nature of this home invasion has rattled the community, prompting many to enhance their security measures and remain vigilant.