Roanoke man charged with breaking and entering after Botetourt Co. home invasion
A 46-year-old Roanoke man was charged with breaking and entering after a Botetourt County home invasion.
Edward Colman Barbour, 46, of Roanoke was released from the hospital and is now held at the Botetourt Craig County Regional Jail without bond.
Barbour was charged by the Botetourt County Sheriff's Office with breaking and entering and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The Sheriff's office says more charges are pending.
A man who allegedly entered another person’s home in Botetourt County and demanding the keys to the resident’s car has suffered a gunshot wound after exchanging fire with another resident of the home, according to a release from the county.
The incident was reported at around 4:33 p.m. Thursday, when Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 3300 block of Ball Park Road in the Eagle Rock area of the county.
The resident of the home reported that a man had entered their home with a firearm demanding that she give him the keys to their vehicle. She yelled for another resident in the home, and the suspect began firing inside the house, the release stated.
Another resident of the home started to returned fire and struck the suspect. When deputies arrived, the suspect was found lying in the front yard with an apparent gunshot wound to the neck area, the release added.
The suspect was secured and transported to the hospital by rescue personnel. The man was in stable condition when transported from the scene.
The residents of the home did not know the suspect. Investigators believe the suspect had been staying in the area for the past three weeks after being dropped off by family members and was attempting to get back to the Roanoke area.
The incident is under investigation, and charges are pending, the release stated.